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Title The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Paleography
Author Vanessa Davies
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release 2020-03-13
Category History
Total Pages 680
ISBN 0190604654
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The unique relationship between word and image in ancient Egypt is a defining feature of that ancient culture's records. All hieroglyphic texts are composed of images, and large-scale figural imagery in temples and tombs is often accompanied by texts. Epigraphy and palaeography are two distinct, but closely related, ways of recording, analyzing, and interpreting texts and images. This Handbook stresses technical issues about recording text and art and interpretive questions about what we do with those records and why we do it. It offers readers three key things: a diachronic perspective, covering all ancient Egyptian scripts from prehistoric Egypt through the Coptic era (fourth millennium BCE-first half of first millennium CE), a look at recording techniques that considers the past, present, and future, and a focus on the experiences of colleagues. The diachronic perspective illustrates the range of techniques used to record different phases of writing in different media. The consideration of past, present, and future techniques allows readers to understand and assess why epigraphy and palaeography is or was done in a particular manner by linking the aims of a particular effort with the technique chosen to reach those aims. The choice of techniques is a matter of goals and the records' work circumstances, an inevitable consequence of epigraphy being a double projection: geometrical, transcribing in two dimensions an object that exists physically in three; and mental, an interpretation, with an inevitable selection among the object's defining characteristics. The experiences of colleagues provide a range of perspectives and opinions about issues such as techniques of recording, challenges faced in the field, and ways of reading and interpreting text and image. These accounts are interesting and instructive stories of innovation in the face of scientific conundrum.

Title The Phoebe A Hearst Expedition to Naga Ed Deir Cemeteries N 2000 and N 2500
Author Vanessa Davies
Publisher Harvard Egyptological Studies
Release 2020-11-19
Category History
Total Pages 525
ISBN 9789004396913
Language English, Spanish, and French
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" 'The Phoebe A. Hearst Expedition to Naga ed-Deir, Cemeteries N 2000 and N 2500' presents the results of excavations directed by George A. Reisner and led by Arthur C. Mace. The site of Naga ed-Deir, Egypt, is unusual for its continued use over a long period of time (c. 3500 BCE-650 CE). Burials in N 2000 and N 2500 date to the First Intermediate Period/Middle Kingdom and the Coptic era. In keeping with Reisner's earlier publications of Naga ed-Deir, this volume presents artifacts in chapter-length studies devoted to a particular object type and includes a burial-by-burial description. The excavators' original drawings, notes, and photographs are complemented by a contemporary analysis of the objects by experts in their subfields"--

Title Oxford University Handbook
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Release 1914
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Title Exotisch weisheitlich und uralt
Author Thomas Glück
Publisher LIT Verlag Münster
Release 2007
Category Egypt
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9783825893927
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Mousaion
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Release 1966
Category Libraries
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Encyclopedia of World Art
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Release 1960
Category Art
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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