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Sarcophagus of Hatshepsut re-inscribed for Tuthmosis I

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:46 pm    Post subject: Sarcophagus of Hatshepsut re-inscribed for Tuthmosis I Reply with quote

The sarcophagus is now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts



From: Wikimedia Commons

The sarcophagus is quite beautiful. It is interesting to see that on the inside, the head and the foot ends have been cut so that the interior was enlarge. Hatshepsut had dedicated her own sarcophagus to her father. All the inscriptions had been adjusted to now refer to Tuthmosis I and the titles had thier feminine endings removed. Hatshepsut added an inscription to the outer right side of the sarcophagus which reads: "She [Hatshepsut] made it as her monument for her beloved father, the good god, Lord of the Two Lands, King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Aakheperkare, the Son of Re, Thutmose, vindicated."
(Info from Arts of Ancient Egypt, a mfa publication)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter Der Manuelian / Christian E. Loeben : New Light on the Recarved Sarcophagus of Hatshepsut and Thutmose I in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. - In: The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology - JEA - 79. - London : Egypt Exploration Society, 1993. - ISSN : 0307-5133. - pp. 121 - 155.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See also Ancient Egypt - Elements of its Cultural History by Sjef Willockx. Among others there is an article about KV 20 & 38 : Two Tombs attributed to Tuthmosis I (2011) (PDF ; 1,3 MB), free for download.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: Sarcophagus of Hatshepsut re-inscribed for Tuthmosis I Reply with quote

anneke wrote:
The sarcophagus is now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts



From: Wikimedia Commons

The sarcophagus is quite beautiful. It is interesting to see that on the inside, the head and the foot ends have been cut so that the interior was enlarge. Hatshepsut had dedicated her own sarcophagus to her father. All the inscriptions had been adjusted to now refer to Tuthmosis I and the titles had thier feminine endings removed. Hatshepsut added an inscription to the outer right side of the sarcophagus which reads: "She [Hatshepsut] made it as her monument for her beloved father, the good god, Lord of the Two Lands, King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Aakheperkare, the Son of Re, Thutmose, vindicated."
(Info from Arts of Ancient Egypt, a mfa publication)


I saw it some years ago in Boston and it really is beautiful.

Hatshepsut must have kept the royal sarcophagus makers busy. She had one made for her when she bore the titles of a queen, then this one which she altered for her father. Then the newer model that replaced the one she gave her father. Finally there's the quasi royal sarcophagus made for Senenmut which may have originally been inscribed for a royal woman.

That article Ancient Egypt - Elements of its Cultural History by Sjef Willockx mentioned below by Lutz was really quite interesting.

One thing I've never understood, why would Hatshepsut go through the trouble of recarving this old sarcophagus when she could have just had the new one decorated for her father? Perhaps there was some evolution in the thinking of the design of a royal sarcophagus and she wanted the latest model for herself.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this sarcophagus the one found in KV20?

If so it must have been quite a job getting round all those bends. Idea
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A M Street wrote:
Is this sarcophagus the one found in KV20?

If so it must have been quite a job getting round all those bends. Idea


Yes, it is.
Museum number 04.278.1
Discovered by Carter/ Davis, season 1903-1904. Acquired by Davis in the division of finds.

http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/sarcophagus-of-queen-hatshepsut-recut-for-her-father-thutmose-i-box-130720
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A M Street wrote:
Is this sarcophagus the one found in KV20?

If so it must have been quite a job getting round all those bends. Idea


There was two of them down there one for Hatshepsut and one for her father. I guess they had practice.
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