Profit or Exploitation? The Production of Private Ramesside Tombs Within the West Theban Funerary Economy

In: Journal of Egyptian History
Kathlyn Cooney
Search for other papers by Kathlyn Cooney in
Current site
Google Scholar
Download Citation Get Permissions

Access options

Get access to the full article by using one of the access options below.

Institutional Login

Log in with Open Athens, Shibboleth, or your institutional credentials

Login via Institution


Buy instant access (PDF download and unlimited online access):



Existing economic models for Egyptian craft activity are currently dominated by theories of state redistribution, to the extent that market driven economic systems, as evidenced in the ancient texts themselves, may have been overlooked. This article examines New Kingdom textual material from western Thebes, reconsidering how private tomb production might fit updated economic models – models that allow for private sector, pre-modern and pre-capitalist market activity within any redistributive state economic context.

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 346 67 0
Full Text Views 303 18 0
PDF Views & Downloads 381 44 1