-dated inscriptions. The corpus of material in favor of shared power includes double-dated and co-naming stelae and other objects, literary texts, temple reliefs, religious inscriptions, architectural developments, control notes from key archaeological sites, and artistic qualities present in the royal statuary of
The development of our modern conception of portraiture portraiture is complex; this is not the place to present a full review of the documentation related to its evolution. However, it is possible to identify two main definitions, to which most discussion tends to adhere. The first definition
The previous chapters have presented both a comprehensive accounting of the evidence for the practice of coregency coregency during the 12th Dynasty and a synthesis of the full corpus of royal sculpture dating to the reigns of Senwosret III and Amenemhet III Amenemhet III . The epigraphic and
A number of important trends present in the royal sculpture of the early 12th Dynasty had a direct influence on the image of Senwosret III and Amenemhet III . With the exception of Senwosret I , a very limited number of objects have survived for each of the pharaohs in question, making it
Medamoud (pls. IX – X ). 12 However, it is more likely that the administration conceived of the statuary destined for the temple as a group and installed it as such to decorate the temple and its environs.
While these authors presented a new explanation for the features of the statuary, they too
’s gaze. For example, colossal statues were constructed so that the viewer could fully understand the king’s image from a particular distance and angle; this focus on visual elements is also present in the architecture. 22
Evers has divided the known statuary into three chronological groups that he
importantly, to the political and administrative landscape. The analysis presented in Chapters Four through Six suggests that the stylistic evolution of the royal sculpture of the 12th Dynasty may have been significantly impacted by the political and religious components associated with the development of
the scholarship that is still present today. A brief overview of previous theories is essential for understanding the current state of the evidence and for drawing the most well-informed conclusion on this group of materials as a whole.
Delia was the first to question seriously whether the presence