Egyptianizing figurines from Delos [electronic resource] : a study in Hellenistic religion / by Caitlín E. Barrett.

Barrett, Caitlín E.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
Columbia studies in the classical tradition ; v. 36.
Columbia studies in the classical tradition, 0166-1302 ; v. 36
1 online resource (832 p.)
Terra-cotta figurines, Hellenistic -- Greece -- Delos Island.
Cults -- Greece -- Delos Island.
Delos Island (Greece) -- Religion.
Egypt -- Religion -- Influence.
Electronic books.
This book investigates Hellenistic popular religion through an interdisciplinary study of terracotta figurines of Egyptian deities, mostly from domestic contexts, from the trading port of Delos. A comparison of the figurines’ iconography to parallels in Egyptian religious texts, temple reliefs, and ritual objects suggests that many figurines depict deities or rituals associated with Egyptian festivals. An analysis of the objects’ clay fabrics and manufacturing techniques indicates that most were made on Delos. Additionally, archival research on unpublished notes from early excavations reveals new data on many figurines’ archaeological contexts, illuminating their roles in both domestic and temple cults. The results offer a new perspective on Hellenistic reinterpretations of Egyptian religion, as well as the relationship between “popular” and “official” cults.
Preliminary Material / Caitlín E. Barrett
Chapter One. Introduction: Egyptianizing Cult at a Crossroads of Hellenistic Trade / Caitlín E. Barrett
Chapter Two. Fabric Analysis: Evidence for the Local Origins of the Majority of Egyptianizing Figurines on Delos / Caitlín E. Barrett
Chapter Three. Manufacturing Techniques, Technological Style, and the Question of Egyptian Coroplasts on Delos / Caitlín E. Barrett
Chapter Four. The Eye of the Sun and the Inundation of the Nile: Iconographic Evidence for Egyptian Theology on Delos / Caitlín E. Barrett
Chapter Five. A Contextual Analysis of the Findspots of Egyptian and Egyptianizing Terracotta Figurines on Delos / Caitlín E. Barrett
Chapter Six. Conclusions: Syncretic Theology in Household Cult / Caitlín E. Barrett
Appendix A. Timeline of Delian History / Caitlín E. Barrett
Appendix B. Catalog of Egyptian and Egyptianizing Terracotta Figurines and Plastic Vases from Hellenistic Delos / Caitlín E. Barrett
Appendix C. List of Unpublished Field Notes Cited / Caitlín E. Barrett
Bibliography / Caitlín E. Barrett
Index of Divine and Personal Names / Caitlín E. Barrett
Geographical Index (1): General / Caitlín E. Barrett
Geographical Index (2): Locations on Delos and Rheneia / Caitlín E. Barrett
Index and Glossary of Selected Egyptian Terms and Divine Epithets / Caitlín E. Barrett
General Index / Caitlín E. Barrett
Index of Selected Egyptian, Greek, and Latin Texts / Caitlín E. Barrett
Plates / Caitlín E. Barrett.
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