Iconography of Old Kingdom Elite Tombs: Analysis & Interpretation, Theoretical and Methodological Aspects
Peeters Publishers, 2005 - 130 pagina's
What is presented here is a preliminary crystallization of thinking about questions, problems, and aspects that presented themselves during research into the iconography of Old Kingdom elite tombs in the so-called Leiden Mastaba Project (LMP), started in 1980 for teaching advanced students. Since the Egyptian culture has been given shape mainly in connection with the residences of the kings, the elite tombs of the Memphite area only were incorporated into the database. The original paper database consists of individual files on each tomb, giving a plan, wall scheme, a concise description of each sub-theme and its accompanying texts (if present). For details on the set-up, the original questions, the intention and some preliminary results on the partially collected material in 1985, see Van Walsem, Mastaba project. The core of this essay is a combination of and an elaboration of two former lectures by the author entitled: "Some un(der)exposed aspects in the study and interpretation of mastaba scenes" and "Religious iconography of Ancient Egypt: methodological and theoretical problems".
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Altenmüller analysis Ancient Egypt ancient Egyptian ancient Egyptian religion and/or answer art history artefact aspects Assmann Bedeutung Bolshakov Buchberger cognitive cognitive archaeology completely concept concerning conscious context crocodile decoration definition discussed Dutch edition dynasty Egyptian culture Egyptologist emic etic example existence expressed fact Feucht fish Fitzenreiter fowling function fundamental funerary Giza Gombrich Grabdekoration Harpur Herb hermeneutic human iconographic programmes Idem immaterial implies individual tomb instance interpretation Kessler king Kingdom elite tombs language language-games Ma'at Magic and Reason matter McGinn means Memphite Area Moon Tiger Nephthys number of sub)-themes/elements º º observable Old Kingdom elite Old Kingdom tombs Oosten Panofsky's Philosophische Untersuchungen present private tombs problems Pyramid Texts question reality refer religious representations represented respectively sample Saqqara secular scenes Sinnbild social statistical sub-population sub)-themes symbolic term texts theme tilapia tion tomb owner Walsem Webster's Dictionary Wettkampf Wittgenstein word