Foreigners in Ancient Egypt: Theban Tomb Paintings from the Early Eighteenth Dynasty by Flora Brooke AnthonyForeigners in Ancient Egypt: Theban Tomb Paintings from the Early Eighteenth Dynasty by Flora Brooke Anthony

Foreigners in Ancient Egypt: Theban Tomb Paintings from the Early Eighteenth Dynasty

byFlora Brooke AnthonyEditorNicholas Reeves

Paperback | December 1, 2016

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In ancient Egypt, one of the primary roles of the king was to maintain order and destroy chaos. Since the beginning of Egyptian history, images of foreigners were used as symbols of chaos and thus shown as captives being bound and trampled under the king's feet. The early 18th dynasty (1550-1372 BCE) was the height of international trade, diplomacy and Egyptian imperial expansion. During this time new images of foreigners bearing tribute became popular in the tombs of the necropolis at Thebes, the burial place of the Egyptian elite. This volume analyses the new presentation of foreigners in these tombs. Far from being chaotic, they are shown in an orderly fashion, carrying tribute that underscores the wealth and prestige of the tomb owner. This orderliness reflects the ability of the Egyptian state to impose order on foreign lands, but also crucially symbolises the tomb owner's ability to overcome the chaos of death and achieve a successful afterlife. Illustrated with colour plates and black-and-white images, this new volume is an important and original study of the significance of these images for the tomb owner and the functioning of the funerary cult.
Flora Brooke Anthony is Visiting Lecturer at Georgia State University, USA, where she teaches Art History and Egyptology. Her doctorate was from Emory University and she has received numerous awards and fellowships for her research on foreigners in ancient Egyptian paintings.
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Title:Foreigners in Ancient Egypt: Theban Tomb Paintings from the Early Eighteenth DynastyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:December 1, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474241573

ISBN - 13:9781474241571

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Preface Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Background Chapter 3 The Cosmic Significance of the Tomb Chapter 4 Foreigner Typologies Chapter 5 Palatial Decorations Chapter 6 Underlying Egyptian Concepts in the Tribute Scenes53 Chapter 7 Funerary Symbolism in Tribute Scenes Chapter 8 Between Symbolism and Veracity Chapter 9 Conclusions Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Notes Bibliography Index

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Illustrated throughout with black-and-white and colour images, with a comprehensive bibliography, this multi-faceted analysis successfully conveys the importance of evaluating ancient Egyptian decorative motifs from several angles rather than taking them at face value.