A perfect king : aspects of Ancient Egypt royal ideology of the new kingdom / Benoît Lurson.

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

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Description
xi, 230 pages : illustrations (some color); 30 cm
Alternative Title
Ancient Egypt royal ideology of the new kingdom
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Note
  • Work presented as a postdoctoral thesis at the Universität Leipzig, 2013.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-219).
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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.
ISBN
9782705339517 (pbk.) :
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