A perfect king : aspects of Ancient Egypt royal ideology of the New Kingdom

Title
A perfect king : aspects of Ancient Egypt royal ideology of the New Kingdom / Benoît Lurson.
Author
Lurson, Benoît,
Publication
  • Paris : Geuthner, [2016]
  • ©2016

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Description
xi, 230 pages : illustrations (some color, one folded); 30 cm
Alternative Title
Ancient Egypt royal ideology of the New Kingdom
Note
  • Originally presented as the author's thesis (postdoctoral (Habilitationsschrift))--Universität Leipzig, 2013.
  • Copyright by Librairie orientaliste Paul Geuthner.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-219).
Contents
  • Introduction -- Investigating the Temple Decoration of the Pharaonic Period -- Reviewing the Main Approaches -- Discarding the grammaire du temple -- Developing a Method of Analysis -- Implementing the Method -- The Principles For Decoration -- Five patterns... -- ...and rhetorical devices -- Creating Meaning -- Creating Meaning through Links -- Semiotics and Structural Semantics as a Theoretical Frame -- Investigating Royal Ideology Based on Temple Iconography -- Two Iconographic Units in Karnak Temple's Great Hypostyle Hall -- Making the Interpretation Correspond with the Meaning -- Part 1. The North Wall's Second Register of Scenes of Karnak Temple's Great Hypostyle Hall -- A Presentation of the Register -- Separating the Scenes into their Elements -- General Overview -- The King's Dresses -- The modifications -- Two anacolutha -- The King's Attendants -- A few missing attendants -- An alternation running along the entire register... -- ...interspersed with an inserted pattern and two tmeses -- The King's Crowns -- Which crown is depicted in scene B 282? -- An alternation embedded in an alternation -- Two framings for the Blue Crown -- The Divinities -- An alternation running along the entire register... -- ...interspersed by a two-level framing... -- ...a simple framing... -- ...and an adjunction -- The Offerings and Rites -- A parallelism -- A vast framing -- Is scene B 286 really a coronation scene? -- The šb.t and water for the first level of the framing -- The wśḫ-collar and a cup of offerings for the second level of the framing -- Wine and ointment for the third level of the framing -- Commentary -- The Iconographie Clusters of the Iconographie Unit -- Exegesis -- Crowning the king and making the uraeus arise -- The solar auspices of the king's coronation -- Pacifying the uraeus with water? -- Uniting the two lands -- Food offerings and a wśḫ-collar for Amun-Re -- Providing food offerings and ensuring the Clothing Ritual -- Royal gifts and a collar ôffering as context -- Splayed-knee pose, offering of the narre and investiture -- Protecting the god, protecting the king -- Summing up -- A group of offerings and crowns of uncertain meaning -- Amun-Re, the Theban Ennead and the king's coronation -- The ithyphallic Amun-Re, first of his Ennead -- An approving Ennead -- Summing up -- Part 2. The West Wall's Northern Half of Karnak Temple's Great Hypostyle Hall -- A Presentation of the Registers -- Separating the Scenes into their Elements -- General Overview -- The King's Dresses -- The King's Attendants -- An outstanding variety -- A very large framing, an anacoluthon and a tmesis -- An unusual alternation, tmeses and anacolutha -- Summing up -- The King's Crowns -- A simple framing and a tmesis -- Adjunctions and special crowns for a complex framing -- Four adjunctions and a unique element for a very large framing -- The Divinities -- Theological relationships for the members of the Theban Ennead -- A very large alternation -- The epithets of the ithyphallic and non-ithyphallic forms of Amun-Re --
  • Hathor, the preferred companion of Amun-Re -- Hathor's gestures and attributes -- Hathor's epithets -- A group of divinities linked with each other and with the depicted rites -- Horus, Seth and the king's purification -- Gods of the Cataract for towing the barge of Amun -- Divinities in their barks for the Festival of Opet -- Divinities related to those crowning the king -- Summing up -- The Offerings and Rites -- Four offerings and rites placed next to each other -- A vast and complex framing -- A type-sequence for the second level of the framing -- Two single rites for the first level of the framing -- A group of rites involved in superimposed patterns -- Juxtaposing the king's investiture and the Festival of Opet -- Framing the king's coronation -- An anomalous design for the coronation scene -- A two-level framing for the milk -- An exceptional design for the framed milk offering -- Maat, royal name and ointment as framing offerings -- Commentary -- The Iconographic Clusters of the Iconographic Unit -- Exegesis -- Providing the god with goods... -- Milk and cattle for the god -- Endowing the god with statuettes -- Supplying the god with ointment -- ...as a kingly duty -- Splayed-knee pose, offering of the name and investiture -- An unction referring to the king's coronation? -- Summary -- Ensuring the Offering Ritual and the Clothing Ritual -- Uniting the two lands, Inundation, providing the gods and procession -- Double Crown, splayed-knee pose and king's investiture -- Osiris's body, the Inundation and the unity of Egypt -- Cattle and food for the god -- A liturgy for processions? -- Summing up -- The king's coronation and the Festival of Opet -- Horus, Seth, the two lands and the king's coronation -- Coronation for a procession -- No inundation, but a new barge -- Summing up -- Seeking the Theban Ennead's approval -- Two Braces of Attendants for the Unity of the Two Lands -- Summing up -- General Conclusion -- From a Thutmoside to a Ramesside Model for the Coronation -- A Coronation, An Ennead, the Festival of Opet and the King's Deeds -- A Processional Model for the Coronation -- A Procession, but for which Purpose? -- A Solar Deciding Instance -- Summing Up -- A King and Priest, not a King-priest -- The King-priest : current status of the question -- The Sources -- A King and Priest -- A King and Subject -- Three Root-acts for Defining a King -- Defining an Approach -- About the King -- A Model for Defining the King -- A Contractual Relationship -- Summing Up.
Call Number
JFF 17-1846
ISBN
  • 9782705339517
  • 2705339515
OCLC
956920721
Author
Lurson, Benoît, author.
Title
A perfect king : aspects of Ancient Egypt royal ideology of the New Kingdom / Benoît Lurson.
Publisher
Paris : Geuthner, [2016]
Copyright Date
©2016
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-219).
Summary
In a present study of Ancient Egyptian royal ideology based on temple iconography, the author shows that this source can substantially contribute to our understanding of Egyptian kingship, provided that a method of analysis based on its specifics is used. Taking as an object of analysis two groups of ritual scenes decorating Karnak Temple's great Hypostyle Hall from the reign of Seti I (c.1290-1279 BC) such a method is applied.
Chronological Term
To 332 B.C.
Added Title
Ancient Egypt royal ideology of the New Kingdom
Research Call Number
JFF 17-1846
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