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Art and life in ancient Egypt
Art and life in ancient Egypt

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1 Funerary offerings

In this section you will be looking at the fragment showing a series of funerary offerings. This is the largest fragment to survive and would have been one of the most important images in the original decorative scheme (Figure 1).

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Figure 1 Funerary offerings fragment (EA 37985)
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This is a very detailed picture, but it is useful as a way into understanding what it is that you are seeing (as well as some things you cannot see that would have been important in the original tomb-chapel).

  • What are the main features of this fragment?

  • There are three groups of objects, arranged vertically, separated by greenish horizontal bars with yellow ends, about one-third and two-thirds of the way up the picture, respectively.