A Method for Ancient Egyptian Hermeneutics (with Application to the Small Golden Shrine of Tutankhamun)

In: Methodik und Didaktik in der Ägyptologie
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Valérie Angenot ( Bruxelles)

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This article proposes a methodology, which can be applied with the aim to determine whether some ancient Egyptian images bear underlying layers of meaning, or should be understood at face value. In most cases pertaining to hermeneutics, some clues are to be found inside the images that appear as anomalies when considered at the literal level of interpretation. The proposed methodology is then applied to one of the most studied panels from the golden shrine of Tutankhamun, depicting the king pouring water into Ankhesenamun's hand.

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Methodik und Didaktik in der Ägyptologie

Herausforderungen eines kulturwissenschaftlichen Paradigmenwechsels in den Altertumswissenschaften

Series:  Ägyptologie und Kulturwissenschaft, Volume: 4

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