The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt: Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion

Hardcover | July 6, 2006

byChristina Riggs

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This important new study looks at the intersection of Greek and Egyptian art forms in the funerary sphere of Roman Egypt. A discussion of artistic change, cultural identity, and religious belief foregrounds the detailed analysis of more than 150 objects and tombs, many of which are presentedhere for the first time. In addition to the information it provides about individual works of art, supported by catalogue entries, the study explores fundamental questions such as how artists combine the iconographies and representational forms of different visual traditions, and why two distinctvisual traditions were employed in Roman Egypt.

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This important new study looks at the intersection of Greek and Egyptian art forms in the funerary sphere of Roman Egypt. A discussion of artistic change, cultural identity, and religious belief foregrounds the detailed analysis of more than 150 objects and tombs, many of which are presentedhere for the first time. In addition to the i...

Christina Riggs is Curator of Egyptology, The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.98 inPublished:July 6, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019927665X

ISBN - 13:9780199276653

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion2. Osiris, Hathor, and the Gendered Dead3. Portraying the Dead4. The Funerary Art of Western Thebes5. Conclusions: The `Beautiful Burial' in Roman Egypt