The Egyptian God Tutu: A Study of the Sphinx-god and Master of Demons with a Corpus of Monuments

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Peeters Publishers, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 415 pages
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Tutu (Tithoes) was a popular god in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods of Egyptian history, with his origins in the earlier Egyptian religious tradition. The god provided protection against demons, and his appearance as a striding sphinx was often combined with symbols of his power and visual references to demons and other divinities. The god Tutu demonstrates the continuing vitality of the pharaonic religion under the pressure of foreign cultures and ideas. This monograph provides the first comprehensive study of the god Tutu. It is based upon a collection of attestations, largely unpublished, which derive from monuments in various parts of Egypt and from museum collections all over the world. Moreover, the results of recent archaeological field work in Shenhur and in the temple of Tutu in the Dakhla Oasis have been included in full. The catalogue of monuments is accompanied by an analysis of the god Tutu, his iconography and his place in the Egyptian religion.
  

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Contents

Table of Contents
9
Tutus name and t1tles
19
The 1conography of Tutu
33
Towards a defin1t1on of Tutu
53
Compos1te 1mages of Tutu
73
Tutus place among the gods
105
Cults of Tutu
129
The Tutu stelae and statuary
155
The or1g1ns of Tutu and h1s role 1n mag1c
189
Catalogue of monuments
209
Cat R
229
Cat S 295
260
Cat T
363
Rejected monuments
379
Bibliography and abbreviations
386
Indices
395

Tutu in personal names and on co1nage
179

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bibliographic information