Die Stele des Djedherbes als kulturelles Zeugnis ihrer Zeit

Wasmuth, Melanie. (2017) Die Stele des Djedherbes als kulturelles Zeugnis ihrer Zeit. Archäologischer Anzeiger, 2017 (1). pp. 85-123.

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The contribution analyses the visual display of the stela of Djedherbes, which was excavated at Saqqara in 1994. Found in a secondary context, it is currently the only private funerary stela of known stratigraphic context which combines Egyptian and Persian elements. The two scenic registers on the care of the mummy and the continuing social and physical care of the deceased visualise the owner’s affinity to both cultural traditions. In this respect, the stela is a typical funerary monument of a person of mixed parentage in Late Period Egypt. In addition, the iconographic details echo various cultural traditions in the Eastern Mediterranean area of connectivity. Whether this cultural multivalency is due to the wishes of the owner or the designer of the stela cannot be ascertained. In any case, it provides important insights into the craftsmen’s versatility and training in 5th and 4th c. BCE Egypt and beyond.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ägyptologie
UniBasel Contributors:Wasmuth, Melanie
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Philipp von Zabern
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:23 May 2018 15:07
Deposited On:23 May 2018 15:07

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