Miniaci G., Moreno Garcia J. C., Quirke S., Stauder A. (eds), “The Arts of Making in Ancient Egypt. Voices, images, and objects of material producers 2000–1550 BC”

Miniaci G., Moreno Garcia J. C., Quirke S., Stauder A. (eds), “The Arts of Making in Ancient Egypt. Voices, images, and objects of material producers 2000–1550 BC”, Sidestone 2018

Edited by Gianluca Miniaci, Juan Carlos Moreno García, Stephen Quirke and Andréas Stauder, “The Arts of Making in Ancient Egypt. Voices, images, and objects of material producers 2000–1550 BC”.
During the past decades, in the collective imagination the figure of the ancient Egyptians who were at the base of material production fluctuated between various dimensions, often conflicting with each other, from “slaves” to “artisans”, from “workers” to “artists”, without finding ever a single representative form. This volume, therefore, aims to analyze the mechanisms of material production in Egypt during the Middle Bronze Age (about 2000-1550 BC), searching its more complex understanding, in order to get away from a series of modern preconceptions and to approach a more authentic profile that the ancient Egyptian artisans had of themselves, through the analysis of their words, their images and their artifacts. The contributions of the volume are intended to provide an innovative analysis of the network of relationships between materials and human beings, on the circulation of ideas and on the social profiles of the people involved in the material production of ancient Egypt.

  • Sculpture Workshops: who, where and for whom?
    Simon Connor
  • The Artistic Copying Network Around the Tomb of Pahery in Elkab (EK3): a New Kingdom case study
    Alisee Devillers
  • Antiquity Bound to Modernity. The significance of Egyptian workers in modern archaeology in Egypt
    Maximilian Georg
  • Epistemological Things! Mystical Things! Towards an ancient Egyptian ontology
    Amr El Hawary
  • Centralized and Local Production, Adaptation, and Imitation: Twelfth Dynasty offering tables
    Alexander Ilin-Tomich
  • To Show and to Designate: attitudes towards representing craftsmanship and material culture in Middle Kingdom elite tombs
    Claus Jurman
  • Precious Things? The social construction of value in Egyptian society, from production of objects to their use (mid 3rd–mid 2nd millennium BC)
    Christelle Mazé
  • Faience Craftsmanship in the Middle Kingdom. A market paradox: inexpensive materials for prestige goods?
    Gianluca Miniaci
  • Leather Processing, Castor Oil, and Desert/Nubian Trade at the Turn of the 3rd/2nd Millennium BC: some speculative thoughts on Egyptian craftsmanship
    Juan Carlos Moreno García
  • Languages of Artists: closed and open channels
    Stephen Quirke
  • Craft Production in the Bronze Age. A comparative view from South Asia
    Shereen Ratnagar
  • The Egyptian Craftsman and the Modern Researcher: the benefits of archeometrical analyses
    Patricia Rigault, Caroline Thomas
  • The Representation of Materials, an Example of Circulations of Formal Models among Workmen. An insight into the New Kingdom practices
    Karine Seigneau
  • Staging Restricted Knowledge: the sculptor Irtysen’s self-presentation (ca. 2000 BCE)
    Andreas Stauder
  • The Nubian Mudbrick Vault. A Pharaonic building technique in Nubian village dwellings of the early 20th Century
    Lilli Zabrana

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