Sunday, August 29, 2021

The Mistress Of The House

Among the coffins here in this exhibit were video projections, slowly shifting, with stylized imagery of ancient Egypt.


The next coffin, I photographed details on the owner of the final resting place. At least until it ended up in a museum. One wonders what she'd think of that. After over two thousand years, it still looks marvelous.


The next coffin also drew my attention. A coffin reused.


Another coffin, with another story.

30 comments:

  1. It is interesting they could be reused. The coffin does look amazing.
    Take care, have a great new week!

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  2. For the love of God that's creepy!

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  3. Those projections must have really enhanced the mood.

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  4. The Egyptians are masters of the sarcophagus.

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  5. Back then they knew the folly of a disposable society so they even reused the coffins!

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  6. @Francisco: thank you.

    @Eileen: thanks.

    @Sandi: but cool.

    @Anvilcloud: they did.

    @Sami: definitely.

    @David: especially if someone fell out of favour.

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  7. ...video projections have become popular in galleries.

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  8. The first photo is striking.

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  9. Reuse is something new to me.

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  10. Fascinating exhibition of this William ancient civilization William ✨

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  11. Bet she never thought she'd end up in Canada? They are a work of art those coffins.

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  12. First I must mention your photo for your blog header is beautiful, as well as the photos you always share with us. This is quite the visit of coffins from our past. Nice, and interesting tour.

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  13. I’m thinking cremation, not coffin. Those are quite something though.

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  14. Nothing more lower class than reusing someone's coffin. :-)

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  15. @Tom: they have.

    @Gemel: I thought so.

    @RedPat: one would have to fall out of favour.

    @Grace: I thought so.

    @Gill: even on loan.

    @Karen: thank you.

    @Marie: cremation makes sense.

    @Revrunner: indeed.

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  16. Very nice. It's actually unimaginable that those coffins are still so intact after 2000 years.

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  17. Those projections are mesmerizing.

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  18. very cool. happy weekend, hope it was great for ya. ( ;

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  19. The decorations on the coffins must have been quite colourful:)

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  20. This whole series fascinates me, William.

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