The Image of the Ordered World in Ancient Nubian Art: The Construction of the Kushite Mind, 800 Bc-300 Ad
The development of Kushite concepts of order in the state and the cosmos forms the focus of László Török s latest volume. Taking a wide variety of textual and iconographical evidence as his points of departure, the author sheds light on the formation of, and interaction between basic concepts such as inhabited space, sacred space, sacred landscape, historical memory and political legitimacy. The author traces this development by discussing the royal and temple texts, urban architecture, the structure of temple iconography, and the relationship between the society and the temples as places of popular worship, archives of historical memory, and centres of cultural identity.This volume presents the first comprehensive study on the subject.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Amanitore Amun of Kawa Amun of Napata Amun of Thebes Amun temple Amun-Re Anlamani Anukis Apedemak Apedemak temple Arensnuphis Aspelta associated barque century BC chapel co-regents column court crown cult decorated deities divine door Dunham east Egypt Egyptian enthroned figures Forecourt Gebel Barkal goddess gods Griffith Grimal half Hintze Horus Hypostyle iconographic program indicated inscribed inscriptions interior Isis jamb Kawa Temple Kendall Khonsu king king's novel Kingdom kingship kiosk Kush Kushite lunette Macadam 1955 PI Majesty Meroe City Meroitic period monumental Musawwarat es Sufra Naos Naqa Nastasene Natakamani Nubian Piye Piye's Pnubs preserved priests prince processional queen R.H. Pierce Ramesses II Re-Harakhte Reisner reliefs representation represented rites royal ruler sanctuary scene Sebiumeker Senkamanisken Shrine side statues Stela Taharqo Tanwetamani's Tefnut Thebes throne titulary Torok traditional transl Triumphal Stela Twenty-Fifth Dynasty Two-lands uraeus wearing Wenig Wildung