Opening of the Mouth Ritual in Ancient Egypt

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Marek Szyszko
published on 14 January 2022

Artist's impression of the Opening of the Mouth ritual being performed outside of a tomb in the time of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. This ritual was performed right before the deceased is brought inside the tomb.

Artwork by Marek Szyszko, commissioned by Karwansaray Publishers for Ancient History Magazine, republished with permission.

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Szyszko, M. (2022, January 14). Opening of the Mouth Ritual in Ancient Egypt. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15122/opening-of-the-mouth-ritual-in-ancient-egypt/

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Szyszko, Marek. "Opening of the Mouth Ritual in Ancient Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 14, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15122/opening-of-the-mouth-ritual-in-ancient-egypt/.

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Szyszko, Marek. "Opening of the Mouth Ritual in Ancient Egypt." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Jan 2022. Web. 21 Jan 2022.

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