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H 276 x W 203 mm

116 pages

Illustrated throughout in black & white with 8 plates in colour

Published Sep 2018

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784919337

Digital: 9781784919344

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Egyptology; Ancient Egypt; Materiality; Brazil; Conference Proceedings; Sex and Gender; Hierarchies; Textual Sources; Egyptian Art

Perspectives on materiality in ancient Egypt: Agency, Cultural Reproduction and Change

Edited by Maynart Érika, Carolina Velloza, Rennan Lemos

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Growing out of a colloquium organised in São Paulo in March 2016, here Nine papers approach the potential of materiality in Ancient Egypt based on several case studies covering a wide range of topics such as Egyptian art, recent perspectives on sex and gender, hierarchies, and the materiality of textual sources and images.



Foreword – by Lonneke Delpeut; Editors’ Foreword; Divine worship and action: representations of the Amarna Royal Family – by Gisela Chapot; Children and materiality in Ancient Egypt – by Benjamin Hinson; Materiality and cultural reproduction in non‐elite cemeteries – by Rennan Lemos; The sap of life: materiality and sex in the divine birth legend of Hatshepsut and Amenhotep III – by Uroš Matić; Texts, materiality and agency in Middle Kingdom literature – by Érika Maynart; “All that glitters is not gold”: the symbolism and materiality of Egyptian funerary amulets – by Carmen Muñoz Pérez; Materiality and history: some reflections – by Marcelo Rede; The acting image and the materialisation of social realities – by Carolina Velloza; Agency and representation of Nubians in Egyptian iconography in the 18th Dynasty: ethnic strategies and negotiations – by Fábio Amorim Vieira