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Documentation of 21st Dynasty coffins from the Royal Cache Project

Documentation of 21st Dynasty coffins from the Royal Cache Project

Grantee: Kara Cooney and Yasmin El-Shazly: University of California and the Egyptian

Museum, Cairo

Category: Conservation, Preservation & Presentation

Objective: The AEF Committee are very pleased to provide support this project, which represents a portion of a much larger international project undertaken by Dr. Kara Cooney over the past six years. Coffins from the 21st Dynasty are important social documents revealing important information on human reactions to social crises, specifically with regard to material adaptations within an ideological context. The gathering together of a corpus of over 800 coffins from this period from institutions around the world is the first systematic study of funerary arts reuse and theft during this period. This award will help fund the documentation of 21st Dynasty coffins found in the Deir el Bahari Royal Cache held in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Thorough documentation these coffins will provide a significant contribution to the knowledge of burial practices of the 21st Dynasty with full color, systematic coverage of all interior and exterior spaces, conservation assessment, infrared photography, UV light analysis, reuse analysis and pigment identification. An important aspect of this project will be providing support for the museum’s Registrar, Collections Management and Documentation Department (RCMDD) in order to share and input all information learned about the collection.

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