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Stelae from Egypt and Nubia in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, C. 3000 BC-AD 1150 : Fitzwilliam Museum Publications - Geoffrey Thorndike Martin

Stelae from Egypt and Nubia in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, C. 3000 BC-AD 1150

Fitzwilliam Museum Publications

By: Geoffrey Thorndike Martin, Andrew Norman (Photographer), S. J. Clackson (Contribution by), S. G. J. Quirke (Contribution by)

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Published: 11th April 2005
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The volume provides a detailed catalogue of 127 stelae (many funerary) deriving from the Nile Valley, now part of the Egyptian collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The stelae are written in various scripts - Egyptian hieroglyphic, hieratic and demotic, Carian, Greek, Coptic and early Arabic - and cover a date-range of over 4000 years. Few museums have published their complete holdings of such material, and the carefully described and translated information from these stelae throws a flood of light on the history, religion, funerary customs, art and iconography, daily life and administrative systems of ancient Egypt and Nubia. Each entry has a photograph of the stela as well as a meticulous line-drawing which enables the texts and iconography to be understood and interpreted. Full museological details such as material, precise measurements, provenance (where known), mode of acquisition and dating are provided. The volume will interest specialists as well as a wider public concerned with Egyptology.

'... another excellent contribution to the field by one of the masters of Egyptology. ... primarily geared towards specialists in ancient Egypt, this wonderful catalogue will be greatly appreciated by scholars interested in art, administration, kinship, philology, religion, as well as technology.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review 'This catalogue provides an excellent and important publication of a sizeable collection of stelae, of which many are published here for the first time. The black and while photos and facsimile drawings give very good impressions of the objects.' www.PalArch.nl

Acknowledgementsp. vi
List of abbreviationsp. vii
Works citedp. viii
Chronological tablep. xii
Prefacep. xiii
Catalogue of Stelae
Egyptian cataloguep. 1
Hieroglyphic nos. 1-18, 20-30, 32-97, 99p. 2
Hieratic nos. 19, 31p. 29
Demotic no. 98p. 141
Carian catalogue nos. 100-103p. 143
Greek catalogue nos. 104-114p. 149
Coptic catalogue nos. 115-122p. 167
Cufic catalogue nos. 123-126p. 183
Modern catalogue no. 127p. 189
Bibliography of published stelae collections and commentariesp. 191
Indexes
Concordance of Fitzwilliam Museum accession numbers and present Cataloguep. 194
Concordance of Budge, A Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection, and present Cataloguep. 195
Royal namesp. 195
Deities, including epithetsp. 195
Titles, administrative departments, etc.p. 196
Egyptian personal and geographical namesp. 198
Carian namesp. 200
Greek, Coptic and Arabic namesp. 200
Provenances, etc.p. 201
Objects in museumsp. 201
Generalp. 202
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ISBN: 9780521842907
ISBN-10: 0521842905
Series: Fitzwilliam Museum Publications
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 11th April 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.87