Travels

The project includes over one hundred Yellow Coffins (dating from the 19th to the beginning of the 22nd Dynasty)held in various Museums throughout Europe, the United States and in Egypt. Therefore, an important action of the Project is to travel around the Museums to undertake photogrammetry in situ.

Photogrammetry & 3D scanning at the Musée du Louvre

February 2024

New year, new journey!

Back to Paris to work on some of the most beautiful yellow coffins in the Musée du Louvre. These include the wonderful coffin sets of Sutymes and Panebmontu, both from the Theban area and dated to the early 21st dynasty.

This time Stefania is not alone. She is with Federico Taverni, head of the Egyptian Museum's Digital Innovation Office. Together they are working on 8 coffins from the collection through photogrammetry and 3D scanning.

Museo Egizio di Torino. Not only Photogrammetry

July 2023

After the photogrammetric survey on Butehamon in 2021, Stefania is completing the yellow coffins in the ME. 

She is now working hand-to-hand with Federico Taverni, the head of the newborn Digital Innovation Area. Each coffin will undergo not only photogrammetric surveys but also Scanner 3D Artec Leo will be used. The models will be later compared and blended to have accurate and high-level 3D models both in terms of texture and mesh.

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Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale

June 2023

The first work since the return to Italy was at the Venaria Reale. Stefania went to Venaria for the photogrammetric survey of the coffin set of Tamutmutef ( Museo Egizio, Torino Cat. 2228) temporarily at the Centre of Conservation for diagnostic analyses.

Tamutmutef, is a very interesting coffin because the lid reproduces a deceased wearing an everyday dress - a type common during the New Kingdom - but it shows the rich and dense decorative repertoire characteristic of the Third Intermediate Period. Is this a case of ancient reuse or an archaization?

Let's investigate...

Back to Italy

14th April 2023

The outgoing phase at UCLA ended.

After a beautiful year and a half in Los Angeles at the Near Eastern Languages & Culture (NELC-UCLA), Stefania returned to Italy for the last year at the Museo Egizio di Torino.

New works, 3D models and collaborations are planned. Don't miss the updates!

The MET, New York

February 2023

Another fruitful travel is just finished! Has been the time of The Metropolitan Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Moving between galleries 126 and 130, Stefania collected data on 20 yellow coffins. Between them, the wonderful outer and inner coffins of the Mistress of the House Iineferty,  and the Servitor in the Place of Truth, Khonsu, mother and son lived during the New Kingdom. Both coffins were found during Egyptian Antiquities Service/ Maspero excavations in 1885-86 in the tomb of Sennedjem (Deir el-Medina, TT1), the spouse and father of the two owners of the coffins in the Met, whose coffin is now at the NMEC in Cairo.

On the way to Egypt... research trips to the EMC and the NMEC

September 2022

Stefania and Kara landed in Egypt!

1st leg: the Egyptian Museum in Cairo! This beautiful historical building in Tahrir square holds most of the yellow coffins from the Bab el-Gasus Cache. It is therefore an ideal place to gain more information for the Faces Revealed Project!!

2nd leg: The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the new Museum in Al-Fustat, which opened in 2021, includes the 'proto-yellow coffin' of Padiamun (dating to the 19th dynasty) amongst its collection.

Between Paris and Liévin ... the Musée du Louvre and the Centre de conservation

June 2022

After 7 months in Los Angeles, Faces Revealed returnd to Europe!

Stefania worked at both the Musée du Louvre in Paris and the Centre de conservation du Louvre in Liévin. She spent 10 days in wonderful places and was surrounded by more than 30 objects including yellow coffins and masks dating back to the Third Intermediate Period.

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An anonymous male coffin set at the LACMA

May 2022

During her stay in Los Angeles, Stefania was able to study the wonderful coffin set dating to the middle of the 21st Dynasty that is stored in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Alongside photogrammetry, two different scanner 3D (Artec Eva and Space Spider for the faces) were used in collaboration with Dug Daniels of the UCLA Library.

A final European research trip before leaving for Los Angeles: the Gregoriano Egizio

November 2021

It is November 2021, Faces Revealed Project has arrived at the Musei Vaticani, the location of the Museo Gregoriano Egizio and heart of the Vatican Coffin Project.

Finally travelling abroad again… Leiden

July 2021

After a year and a half of COVID-19 lockdowns, Stefania was able to fly abroad again!

This time it was the turn of yellow coffins at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, in Leiden!

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'Museo Egizio’ di Firenze, one of the most important Egyptian collections in Italy

June/ July 2021

With the wonderful panorama of S. Maria Del Fiore in the background, Stefania and Alessandro continue their work on the yellow coffins at the Sezione ‘Museo Egizio’ of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze (MAF).

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Welcome back… the MANN and its coffins

June 2021

Stefania returned to the MANN  in June 2021, a museum where she had previously spent 3 years of her PhD research followed by numerous collaborations on projects related to the Egyptian Collection. Despite holding a mere few Egyptian coffins in the collection at MANN, of which only two are yellow coffins, these objects are very interesting for the Faces Revealed Project.

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