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Salima Ikram Salima Ikram
American University in CairoSociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology, Faculty Member

AN ENIGMATIC GRANITE FRAGMENT IN THE GAYER-ANDERSON MUSEUM (BEIT AL-KRITLIYYA), CAIRO

Egypt is filled with museums containing Pharaonic objects; one of the lesser known of these is the Gayer-Anderson Museum (Beit al-Kritliyya), constituted of a pair of Ottoman houses set into the walls of the Ibn Tulun mosque. 1 At one time several such houses surrounded the mosque, but all of these were removed by 1930, leaving only the two that had been first used as a residence by " John " Gayer-Anderson, and, upon his death, converted into a museum filled with his collection of Pharaonic, Coptic, and Islamic objects from Egypt and elsewhere. 2 It is one of the ancient Egyptian artifacts...

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Salima Ikram Salima Ikram
American University in CairoSociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology, Faculty Member

A Torso from the Gayer-Anderson Museum, Cairo

The Egyptian collection in the Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bait al-Kritliya), Cairo is small, as Major Gayer-Anderson gave or sold most of his pharaonic pieces to museums throughout the world. 2 However, a group of objects of varying degrees of artistic merit remain in his Cairo collection, which is located in two Ottoman houses attached to the mosque of Ibn Tulun. The subject of this article is one of these, a brownish-orange quartzite torso of a woman. The female torso in quartzite comes from a two-thirds life-size seated figure. It measures 34.5 cm high and 33.4 cm at its widest point. The...

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Emily Teeter Emily Teeter
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Female Musicians in Pharaonic Egypt (1993)

Study of the role of female musicians in the pharaonic period, their status, including comments about specific instruments. Heavily illustrated. From "Rediscovering the Muses," edited by Kimberly Marshall

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The Egyptian desert and the origin of Pharaonic conception

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Art-Making in Texts and Contexts

The production of art is not a frequent subject in the Egyptian textual sources, if we are asking for a specific description of content and design. What little we have reminds us that when the artist referenced his work, it was in the carefully constructed self-memorialization context, not the documentary setting. 1 In addition, the intentions of art and the forms and processes of its production may have been interrelated, but were nonetheless distinct. It is often difficult for the contemporary scholar to distinguish between the message and the medium, such that some would attribute much...

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Parallelism in Popular and Official Religion in Ancient Egypt

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The rise of Egyptian State and Carneiro circumscription theory

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The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC

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Just Say No: Iconography, context, and meaning of a gesture, BULLETIN OF THE EGYPTOLOGICAL SEMINAR The Art and Culture of Ancient Egypt: Studies in Honor of Dorothea Arnold

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Riemer, H. & F. Förster (2013) Ancient desert roads: Towards establishing a new field of archaeological research. In: Förster & Riemer (eds.) Desert Road Archaeology. Africa Praehistorica 27 (Köln: Heinrich-Barth-Institut) 19-58.

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