Kushite burial practices
15" 13.5" Ink on paper

This work represents some unique features of the Kushite burial traditions. One of these is the funerary tradition in which the deceased is laid on a special bed (locally known as Angaraib); this tradition continues in Sudan today. A second feature of Kushite mortuary practices are traditional leopard skin robes wore by the priests. A third burial tradition is placing the grave goods put by the family to accompany the deceased relative in the afterlife. The grave goods included daily life materials, food stuffs preserved in ceramics, cosmetic kohol pots, jewelry, and ivory game boards. Also, distinguished grave items include Canopic jars, which were used in the mummification process. Finally a flute player traditionally accompanied the funeral procession.


The primary material of the website is authored by Ibrahim Omer © 2008.