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CEM Cultura, Espaço & Memória : revista do CITCEM
O regresso à origem : o tema da viagem na iconografia funerária egípcia da XXI dinastia
AbstractThis study aims to describe the Egyptian representations of the afterlife as a path, a journey to rebirth. Although this journey has been described since the funerary texts of the Old Kingdom, is was only in the New Kingdom that its several stages were illustrated and codified in iconography. However, it is only among the pictorial decoration of the coffins of the 21st Dynasty that we find the full development of these themes. Our study focuses on the vignettes used in the decoration of the 21st Dynasty anthropomorphic coffins that illustrate the afterlife of the deceased. Some of this rich iconographic repertoire is only now beginning to be studied. We will focus our analysis on the coffins held at the Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa. And highlight the narrative character of these representations, describing some of the most important vignettes as episodic allusions to the journey of the deceased in the Duat.
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