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The Heart of Wisdom : Studies on the Heart Amulet in Ancient Egypt - Rogerio Sousa

The Heart of Wisdom

Studies on the Heart Amulet in Ancient Egypt

Paperback Published: 15th April 2011
ISBN: 9781407307695
Number Of Pages: 139

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The heart amulet is one of the most often depicted images in Egyptian art. Due to the scarcity of archaeological information available about the heart amulet, its artistic depictions represent an important and decisive source for the study of the meaning of these objects. We know that the amulet was already in use as early as the 11th Dynasty among the circle of Theban royalty. However, the first known depiction of the heart amulet only occurs at the beginning of the 18th Dynasty, in the Donation Stela, where the object is used by the young prince. This current study focuses on the significance and development of this iconic image. Contents: Introduction; 1) The depiction of the heart amulet in Egyptian art; 2) The typology of heart amulets; 3) Composite forms of heart amulets; 4) The ritual uses of heart amulets; 5) The cardiac amulets and dualism; 6) Conclusion: The "implicit theory" of the heart; 7) Documental corpus.

ISBN: 9781407307695
ISBN-10: 140730769X
Series: British Archaeological Reports International Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 139
Published: 15th April 2011
Publisher: BAR Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.45

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