Offerings to the Discerning Eye

An Egyptological Medley in Honor of Jack A. Josephson


Editor: Sue D'Auria
Egyptologist Jack A. Josephson, a writer and researcher in the tradition of the “gentleman scholar,” has achieved broad recognition as an authority in Egyptian art history. His lucid investigative analyses have probed and redefined the limits of inquiry, expanded research parameters, and broadened perspectives, emphasizing the undeniable contributions of art history in an intra-disciplinary framework.
This volume of collected essays is dedicated to Josephson by distinguished friends and colleagues, a select roster including eminent, established scholars in the field of Egyptology and rising stars of the younger generation. Josephson views Egyptian art history as a critical but neglected area of study, and is a strong proponent of its reinstatement in the academic curriculum as an essential component in the formation of new cadres. The quality of the articles in this Egyptological medley is a tribute to the honoree and an affirmation of the esteem of his peers, while the range of subjects and variety of themes addressed reflect the degree to which he has, in his own scholarship, undertaken to implement his ideal.
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Biographical Note

Sue H. D’Auria is an Egyptologist who spent nearly 20 years in the Egyptian Department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is the former associate curator at the Huntington Museum of Art. She has published many Egyptological articles and coedited exhibition catalogues, including Pharaohs of the Sun and Mummies and Magic. She is the editor of Servant of Mut: Studies in Honor of Richard A. Fazzini.

Table of contents

The Shunet el-Zebib at Abydos: Architectural Conservation at One of Egypt’s Oldest Preserved Royal Monuments
Earthquakes in Egypt in the Pharaonic Period: The Evidence at Dahshur in the Late Middle Kingdom
Foreign and Female
Recent Excavations at the Ancient Harbor of Saww (Mersa/Wadi Gawasis) on the Red Sea
Reused or Restored? The Wooden Shabti of Amenemhat in the Brooklyn Museum
Persians and Egyptians: Cooperation in Vandalism?
The Great Pyramid: The Internal Ramp Theory
Amenhotep III’s Legacy in the Temple of Mut
Eine Statue des Königs Dewen aus Abydos?
Die leeren Kartuschen von Akhenaten
Aspects of the Mut Temple’s Contra-Temple at South Karnak, Part II
A God’s Head in Heidelberg
Reconstructing a Statue from a Head
The Stela of Djehutynefer, Called Seshu
Observations on Copying and the Hieroglyphic Tradition in the Production of the Book of the Dead
A Group of Art Works in the Amarna Style
Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Ancient Egypt
The Tomb of a HAty-a, Theban Tomb 116
A Head of Rameses II from Tell Basta
A Pasha’s Pleasures: R.G. Gayer-Anderson and his Pharaonic Collection in Cairo
Merenptah’s Confrontations in the Western Desert and the Delta
A Contemplation of the Late Period
“He is the son of a woman of Ta-Sety . . .”—The Offering Table of the King’s Mother Nefret (MMA 22.1.21)
Theban Tomb 46 and Its Owner, Ramose
A Unique Sphinx of Amenhotep II
Rameses Recrowned: The International Campaign to Preserve the Monuments of Nubia, 1959-68
Some Thoughts on τὸ ὕδωρ of Thales and τὸ ἄπειρον of Anaximander
Mapping the Temple of the Goddess Mut, Karnak: A Basis for Further Exploration
The Dog of Karakhamun
The Second Pylon of the Temple of Ba-neb-djed at Mendes
Four Late Period Sculptures in the San Antonio Museum of Art
News from Kom el-Hettan in the Season of Spring 2007
The Prince Kawab, Oldest Son of Khufu
New Perspectives on the Brooklyn Black Head
A “Realistic” Head in the Oriental Institute Museum (OIM 13952)
Transformation of a Royal Head: Notes on a Portrait of Nectanebo I
A Cat, a Nurse, and a Standard-Bearer: Notes on Three Late Eighteenth Dynasty Statues
The Theban Mapping Project’s Online Image Database of the Valley of the Kings
The Tomb of Iahmes, Son of Psamtikseneb, at Saqqara
The “Saga” of ‘Aper-El’s Funerary Treasure


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