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Graeco-Roman Funerary Stelae from Upper Egypt Aly Abdalla

Graeco-Roman Funerary Stelae from Upper Egypt

Aly Abdalla

Published December 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780853231257
Hardcover
256 pages
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This work is the first comprehensive study of funerary stelae exhibiting mixed iconography from Upper Egypt during the Roman period in Egypt. The first chapter is devoted primarily to the recovery of the records of the unpublished excavations of JohnMoreThis work is the first comprehensive study of funerary stelae exhibiting mixed iconography from Upper Egypt during the Roman period in Egypt. The first chapter is devoted primarily to the recovery of the records of the unpublished excavations of John Garstang at Abydos in 1907. This cemetery is the most extensive and most productive that is known in Upper Egypt. The published accounts of the excavations at Coptos and Dendereh are assessed. There follows a catalogue of 256 stelae by site, including 144 stelae excavated by Garstang which, with few exceptions, have remained unpublished. The catalogue is complemented by discussions of the iconography, style, workmanship, inscriptions and dating of the stelae. The funerary beliefs and customs reflected in the reliefs and texts are set within the general context of the Roman period in Egypt. A concordance of the Garstang stelae with their excavation numbers is included, as well as a list of the stelae categorized by type of scene. A distribution list of the Graeco-Roman stelae from Garstangs excavations at Abydos and from Petries excavations at Dendereh is also provided.