Der textile fashion turn der 18. Dynastie

Jenni, Hanna. (2013) Der textile fashion turn der 18. Dynastie. In: Vergangenheit und Zukunft : Studien zum historischen Bewusstsein in der Thutmosidenzeit. Basel, pp. 61-75.

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The well known and often described turn in the fashion of men and women in the mid-18th dynasty is explained in this study by social and religious developments. Following the individual's dissociation from his/her bindings to human associates (including the king) and increasing association with his/her personal god, there is a change in the attitude of the tomb owner and his wife from passive recipients of the funeral cult to actively engaged servants of god. This move is paralleled by the development of the sloping passage in the funeral architecture. Thus, in the time of transition, the tomb owner and his wife are depicted in new clothes when they are represented as acting, and in old fashioned clothes in the traditional scenes when they are passive recipients of the funeral cult. The dead exists - and is conceived as static - in the old, whereas he acts and is conceived as dynamic in the new costume. The latter is clearly a festival attire in which the deceased approaches the gods and can be read as the investiture into the role of the blessed dead. lt is shown that the pharaoh's costume follows these lines with some delay. lt is in the newly introduced funeral and temple scenes, which all show him serving gods actively, that the king wears the new and fashionable clothes. As a result, human beings and gods are divided up iconically and their outward appearance is distinguishable from afar.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Ehemalige Organisationseinheiten Theologie > Altes Testament und semitische Sprachwissenschaft (Mathys)
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ägyptologie
UniBasel Contributors:Jenni, Hanna
Item Type:Book Section, refereed
Book Section Subtype:Further Contribution in a Book
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