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New Kingdom Ostraca From The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge

Author : Fredrik Hagen
ISBN : 9789004182950
Genre : History
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This book makes the hieratic ostraca from the Fitzwilliam Museum available for the first time. Most of these come from the village of Deir el-Medina near Thebes, and they include new literary texts, administrative notes, religious hymns, and copies of tomb inscriptions.
Category: History

Artifacts From Ancient Egypt

Author : Barbara Mendoza Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781440844010
Genre : History
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Primary source documents and detailed entries reveal what ancient Egypt was like, using the objects and artifacts of daily life from the period covering the Predynastic era through the Græco-Roman period (5000 BCE to 300 CE). • Features anecdotal information about daily life that helps to engage readers and illuminate the historical context • Contains a section denoting significance of an object to key contextual themes • Provides a listing of additional resources with important print and electronic resources • Includes a chronology of events to better place the object or artifact within a historical timeframe
Category: History

Non Scribal Communication Media In The Bronze Age Aegean And Surrounding Areas

Author : Anna Margherita Jasink
ISBN : 9788864536361
Genre : Religion
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This volume is intended to be the first in a series that will focus on the origin of script and the boundaries of non-scribal communication media in proto-literate and literate societies of the ancient Aegean. Over the last 30 years, the domain of scribes and bureaucrats has become much better known. Our goal now is to reach below the élite and scribal levels to interface with non-scribal operations conducted by people of the ‘middling’ sort. Who made these marks and to what purpose? Did they serve private or (semi-) official roles in Bronze Age Aegean society? The comparative study of such practices in the contemporary East (Cyprus, Anatolia, the Levant, and Egypt) can shed light on sub-elite activities in the Aegean and also provide evidence for cultural and economic exchange networks.
Category: Religion

Laut Und Leise

Author : Erika Meyer-Dietrich
ISBN : 9783839418819
Genre : History
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Die Erforschung von Stimme und Klang gewinnt in den Kulturwissenschaften zunehmend an Geltung. Worin besteht die Wirkung der Stimme? Was ist die symbolische Bedeutung eines bestimmten Klanges? Bei welcher Gelegenheit werden Stimmen und Instrumente eingesetzt? International anerkannte Ägyptologen, Religions- und Kulturwissenschaftler beantworten in deutsch- und englischsprachigen Beiträgen diese und weitere Fragen zu Lautpraktiken und -räumen, Aufführungskontexten sowie zu kulturellen Diskursen über das auditive Auftreten spezifischer gesellschaftlicher Gruppen.
Category: History

East And West

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105017122792
Genre : Asia
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Category: Asia

Colour And Painting In Ancient Egypt

Author : W. V. Davies
ISBN : UOM:39015055118288
Genre : History
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This volume arises from the International Colloquium on Colour and Painting in Ancient Egypt, organized by the Department of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum in 1996. Contributions range from the search for accurate methods of recording painted scenes on the monuments, through ancient painting techniques, to the symbolic meaning of colour to the ancient Egyptians, an understanding of which allows a better appreciation of their artistic creations. The application of the latest scientific techniques to ancient pigments is also well represented, a field of study that casts new light on the materials used to create the artistic masterpieces of Egypt.
Category: History

Egyptian Painting And Relief

Author : Gay Robins
ISBN : 0852637896
Genre : Art
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The artists of Ancient Egypt reached a level of sophistication and technical mastery unsurpassed by other early peoples. They perfected a style which was less naturalistic than that later employed by the Greeks and Romans but which is particularly fascinating to the modern eye because of its combination of realistic and symbolic elements. This book aims to help the reader to such an understanding, concentrating particularly on points that may puzzle the modern western viewer. The principles of representation underlying Egyptian art, which differ fundamentally from western conventions rooted in perspective, are elucidated and the materials and methods used by the artists described. Of great importance was the technique of drawing a squared grid over the surface to be decorated, and the use of this grid system as an aid for obtaining correct proportions is explained, together with its influence on the composition of whole scenes. A chapter is devoted to the fascinating and highly individual work produced during the reign of the heretic king Akhenaten.
Category: Art