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INFORMATION ABOUT THE STELA OF NESWEY

 
 
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE STELA OF NESWEY or THE COFFIN OF CLEOPATRA SOTER

where is it from exactly, what was its function in antiquity, why is it preserved, when was it discovered, If the object has ritual or symbolic significance

also are there similar objects from previuos times? how does the object relate to monuments, objects or cultural practices of contemporary or earlier "pharaonic " egypt.
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Reply Thu 7 Apr, 2011 09:50 pm
From Qurna, Thebes, Egypt
Roman period, early 2nd century AD

This coffin is one of a group belonging to three generations of the family of Soter at Thebes, all of whom lived between AD 109 and 146. An inscription on the coffin tells us that this young woman, called Cleopatra, was just over 17 when she died. This age has been confirmed by recent CT scans of her mummy.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/aes/c/coffin_of_cleopatra.aspx
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