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The lightweight umbrella includes a pouch in the same design.
Ancient Egyptian ‘Books of the Dead’ played an important part of the journey from death to the afterlife. They contained magical texts, ‘spells’ and illustrations, and were often written on papyrus. This section of the Book of the Dead of Hunefer (c.1280 BC) shows two priests carrying out the Opening of the Mouth ritual. The main image shows the mummy of the scribe, Hunefer, supported by the god Anubis. Hunefer’s wife and daughters are shown mourning at his coffin. The white building behind Anubis represents the tomb, complete with a portal doorway and small pyramid. Both of these features can be seen in real Theban tombs from around the time of Hunefer.
The papyrus of the 19th Dynasty Book of the Dead of Hunefer is housed in the British Museum where it can be seen on display in the ancient Egyptian galleries.
A fabulous gift celebrating ancient Egyptian history.
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