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antipathy: investigative tool

Antipathy reveals how the qualities of one thing are defined by its precise difference to another. The Egyptian Pesesh-kef knife is used during the ‘Opening of the Mouth’ ritual, touched to the lips of the mummy to signify the beginning of the afterlife.  Life begins at vaginal birth while the afterlife is represented as beginning with an oral birth, here a playful judgment on gendering the afterlife.

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