Unwrapping Ancient Egypt / by Georgia Dorey

about Christina Riggs.

 Chest 289 with the pair of statues, wrappings in place.

Chest 289 with the pair of statues, wrappings in place.

The wrapping was an impediment to be removed, and so it was. Recorded for posterity, like a forgotten umbrella, the linen remains a note in an archive, and in the archive it is the last trace of the lost hands that tied the knot. This is the point where times converge, and where it becomes possible to ask what it meant from the standpoint of ancient Egyptian materiality to wrap a statue in linen, shut it into a shrine, and seal it in a tomb.