Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume III: 3 by Geoffrey Killen

By Geoffrey Killen

during this 3rd quantity Dr Killen investigates how woodworking in historical Egypt built within the nineteenth and twentieth dynasties. It establishes the diversity of wood fixtures synthetic in this interval by way of surveying examples depicted in Ramesside Theban and Memphite tombs. old documents exhibit how the procurement of furnishings happened at Deir el-Medina whereas the layout and production of those furnishings types will be traced via a sequence of furnishings sketches which are annotated with a number marks and indicators. those designs are obvious in surviving examples of furnishings from settlements akin to Medinet el-Gurob. To facilitate the manufacture of furnishings, strategies have been constructed that have been controlled by means of cooperatives of Egyptian artisans. those teams verified a recognisable Egyptian furnishings variety that was once hired through the Ramesside global. Depictions of furnishings utilized by the ruling Ramesside elite are tested together with a amazing choice of furnishings utilized by Rameses III, illustrations of that may as soon as be present in a painted wall scene in his tomb (KV11) and nonetheless noticeable carved at the partitions of his temple at Medinet Habu. those illustrations convey how royal furnishings was once used as a symbolic software to advertise the Ramesside Empire on the edges of its sphere of impression. Temple furnishings was once extensively utilized to serve a spiritual objective within the rituals played by means of Ramesside monks, those types also are analysed during this quantity. This 3rd quantity encompasses a catalogue of identified Egyptian furnishings preserved in global museums that augments these catalogues present in the 1st volumes of this sequence. the writer additionally offers a distribution record with illustrations of a couple of copy items of woodwork made through him which may now be discovered preserved in different museums and collections. the aim of those copy items has been to examine the layout and building strategies utilized by Egyptian carpenters utilizing more than a few copy woodworking tools.

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