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The Arts of Making in Ancient Egypt Voices, Images, and Objects of Material Producers 2000-1550 BC

Miniaci, G; Garcìa, JCM; Quirke, S; Stauder, A; (2018) The Arts of Making in Ancient Egypt Voices, Images, and Objects of Material Producers 2000-1550 BC. [Book]. Sidestone Press: Leiden, The Netherlands. Green open access

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Abstract

This book provides an innovative analysis of the conditions of ancient Egyptian craftsmanship in the light of the archaeology of production, linguistic analysis, visual representation and ethnographic research. During the past decades, the “imaginative” figure of ancient Egyptian material producers has moved from “workers” to “artisans” and, most recently, to “artists”. In a search for a fuller understanding of the pragmatics of material production in past societies, and moving away from a series of modern preconceptions, this volume aims to analyse the mechanisms of material production in Egypt during the Middle Bronze Age (2000–1550 BC), to approach the profile of ancient Egyptian craftsmen through their own words, images and artefacts, and to trace possible modes of circulation of ideas among craftsmen in material production. The studies in the volume address the mechanisms of ancient production in Middle Bronze Age Egypt, the circulation of ideas among craftsmen, and the profiles of the people involved, based on the material traces, including depictions and writings, the ancient craftsmen themselves left and produced.

Type: Book
Title: The Arts of Making in Ancient Egypt Voices, Images, and Objects of Material Producers 2000-1550 BC
ISBN-13: 9789088905230
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.sidestone.com/books/the-arts-of-making...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Ancient Egypt; middle bronze age; material production; craftsmanship; craftsmen-women; makers; technological production; workshop; artist signature; centre and periphery; material culture; circulation of knowledge in production; comparative approach
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10052759
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