Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume III: 3 by Geoffrey Killen PDF

Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume III: 3 by Geoffrey Killen PDF

By Geoffrey Killen

ISBN-10: 1785704893

ISBN-13: 9781785704895

during this 3rd quantity Dr Killen investigates how woodworking in historical Egypt constructed within the nineteenth and twentieth dynasties. It establishes the diversity of wood furniture synthetic in this interval by means of surveying examples depicted in Ramesside Theban and Memphite tombs. old documents express how the procurement of furnishings happened at Deir el-Medina whereas the layout and production of those furnishings types will be traced via a sequence of furnishings sketches which are annotated with a number marks and symptoms. those designs are visible in surviving examples of furnishings from settlements similar to Medinet el-Gurob. To facilitate the manufacture of furnishings, systems have been constructed that have been controlled by way of cooperatives of Egyptian artisans. those teams verified a recognisable Egyptian furnishings variety that used to be hired in the course of the Ramesside international. Depictions of furnishings utilized by the ruling Ramesside elite are tested together with a amazing number of furnishings utilized by Rameses III, illustrations of that can as soon as be present in a painted wall scene in his tomb (KV11) and nonetheless obvious carved at the partitions of his temple at Medinet Habu. those illustrations exhibit how royal furnishings used to be used as a symbolic instrument to advertise the Ramesside Empire on the edges of its sphere of impact. Temple furnishings used to be extensively utilized to serve a non secular function within the rituals played through Ramesside clergymen, those varieties also are analysed during this quantity. This 3rd quantity features a catalogue of recognized Egyptian furnishings preserved in international museums that augments these catalogues present in the 1st volumes of this sequence. the writer additionally presents a distribution checklist with illustrations of a couple of copy items of woodwork made via him that could now be came across preserved in different museums and collections. the aim of those reproduction items has been to examine the layout and building strategies utilized by Egyptian carpenters utilizing a variety of reproduction woodworking tools.

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