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Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume III: 3 by Geoffrey Killen

By Geoffrey Killen

during this 3rd quantity Dr Killen investigates how woodworking in old Egypt built within the nineteenth and twentieth dynasties. It establishes the variety of wood furniture synthetic in this interval through surveying examples depicted in Ramesside Theban and Memphite tombs. historic documents exhibit how the procurement of furnishings happened at Deir el-Medina whereas the layout and production of those furnishings types may be traced via a chain of furnishings sketches which are annotated with a number of marks and symptoms. those designs are obvious in surviving examples of furnishings from settlements corresponding to Medinet el-Gurob. To facilitate the manufacture of furnishings, systems have been built that have been controlled through cooperatives of Egyptian artisans. those teams proven a recognisable Egyptian furnishings kind that was once hired in the course of the Ramesside international. Depictions of furnishings utilized by the ruling Ramesside elite are tested together with a outstanding selection 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 express how royal furnishings was once used as a symbolic instrument to advertise the Ramesside Empire on the edges of its sphere of impression. Temple furnishings used to be extensively utilized to serve a non secular objective within the rituals played by means of Ramesside clergymen, those kinds also are analysed during this quantity. This 3rd quantity features a catalogue of recognized Egyptian furnishings preserved in global museums that augments these catalogues present in the 1st volumes of this sequence. the writer additionally offers a distribution checklist with illustrations of a few copy items of woodwork made by means of him which may now be chanced on preserved in different museums and collections. the aim of those reproduction items has been to examine the layout and building thoughts utilized by Egyptian carpenters utilizing more than a few reproduction woodworking tools.

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