Arlette David

Professor of Egyptology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Arlette David trained as a lawyer (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and as an Egyptologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she is now Professor of Egyptology. She has published studies on ancient Egyptian legal languages, scriptural categorization, art and material culture, and especially on the iconography of the Amarna Period (recently Renewing Royal Imagery: Akhenaten and Family in the Amarna Tombs, 2021).


Picturing Royal Charisma: Kings and Rulers in the Near East from 3000 BCE to 1700 CE

ed. Arlette David

This book assesses how Middle Eastern leaders manipulated visuals to advance their rule from around 4500 BC to the 19th century AD. In nine fascinating narratives, it showcases the dynamics of long-lasting Middle Eastern traditions, dealing with the visualization of those who stood at the head of the social order. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access