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Tombs of the South Asasif NecropolisThebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty$
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Elena Pischikova

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789774166181

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774166181.001.0001

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Royal Sculpture at the Onset of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty

Royal Sculpture at the Onset of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty

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(p.23) 2 Royal Sculpture at the Onset of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty
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Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis
Author(s):

Jack A. Josephson

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774166181.003.0003

This chapter considers the difficulties of dating uninscribed and unprovenanced ancient Egyptian sculpture, by examining stylistic characteristics. The author explores this issue through the example of a small three-dimensional head, which he compares to an inscribed relief representation and thus dates to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. He seeks to demonstrate the importance of art history in Egyptology, making the case for it as a principle tool for study of this field.

Keywords:   Twenty-fifth Dynasty, Art history, Sculpture, Dating

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