Mykola Tarasenko, Jonathan Elias. 25th Dynasty Coffin Types Reconsidered. Typological Analysis of Coffin Lid KPL-Arch-829 National Preserve “Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra”.
The emergence of an important Egyptian coffin lid in Kyiv, Ukraine has occasioned a careful analysis of styles produced in Thebes during the 25th Dynasty. Marshalling a large body of comparative data, the authors present a method by which stylistic features can be coded and graphically portrayed for purposes of chronological seriation. Proceeding from a discussion of the individual features of the “Kyiv Lid” to a consideration of its position in time, the authors, Tarasenko and Elias, furnish diagrammatic seriation matrices in which the temporal positions of over 100 coffins are shown.
Historians of Egyptian art from the later Third Intermediate Period to the rise of the 26th Dynasty, will greatly benefit from the chronological arguments and methodological insights of this scholarly work.