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The ancient Egyptian books of the earth / by Joshua Aaron Roberson.

Author/Creator:
Roberson, Joshua Aaron.
Publication:
Atlanta : Lockwood Press for Brown University, c2012.
Series:
Wilbour studies in Egypt and ancient western Asia ; v. 1.
Wilbour studies in Egypt and ancient western Asia ; vol. 1
Format/Description:
Book
xxiii, 568, [2] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Subjects:
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Egypt -- Sources.
Egypt -- Religion.
Architecture, Ancient -- Egypt.
Tombs -- Egypt.
Egyptian language.
Egypt -- History -- Twentieth dynasty, 1200-ca. 1070 B.C.
Language:
Includes heiroglyphic texts, and their transliteration and translation.
Notes:
Revision of the author's doctoral dissertation -- University of Pennsylvania, 2007.
"Collections of scenes and texts designated variously as the "Book of Earth," "Creation of the Solar Disc," and "Book of Aker" were inscribed on the walls of royal sarcophagus chambers throughout Egypt's Ramesside period (Dynasties 19-20). This material illustrated discrete episodes from the nocturnal voyage of the sun god, which functioned as a model for the resurrection of the deceased king. These earliest "Books of the Earth" employed mostly ad hoc arrangements of scenes, united by shared elements of iconography, an overarching, bipartite symmetry of composition, and their frequent pairing with representations of the double sky overhead. From the Twenty-First Dynasty and later, selections of programmatic tableaux were adapted for use in private mortuary contexts, often in conjunction with innovative or previously unattested annotations. The present study collects and analyzes all current known Book of the Earth material, including discussions of iconography, grammar, orthography, and architectural setting" -- back cover.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 541-555) and indexes.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Contributor:
Brown University. Dept. of Egyptology and Ancient West Asian Studies.
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
ISBN:
1937040003
9781937040000 (hardcover)
OCLC:
779607888
Publisher Number:
99949188119
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