Tekenu and Ancient Egyptian Funerary Ritual

Tekenu and Ancient Egyptian Funerary Ritual

West, Glennise






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Attested from the Fifth Dynasty until, and including, the Saite Period, the Tekenu is a puzzling icon depicted within funerary scenes in the tombs of some ancient Egyptian nobles. In this work four distinct types of Tekenu are identified and classified and then a Corpus Catalogue is formed.
Acknowledgements; Abstract; Abbreviations; List of Figures and Table; Chronology Code used in this work; Part 1 - Formulation of the Corpus Catalogue; Chapter 1 - 1.1 introduction; 1.2 literature review; Chapter 2 - Aims and method; Chapter 3 - Typology: criteria and creation; Chapter 4 - Corpus catalogue; Part 2 - Analysing the primary sources; Chapter 5 - Textual references, pictorial representations and context; Chapter 6 - Special, complex scenes: TT 20 and TT 100.; Part 3 - The search for the origins of the Tekenu; Chapter 7 - Cattle culture, early dynastic figures and standards; Chapter 8 - The Tekenu and the opening of the mouth ceremony; Chapter 9 - Summary and conclusions; Appendix A: Tombs containing Tekenu images; Appendix B: Tekenu traits; Appendix C: Chronology of scholars' views of the function of the Tekenu; Appendix D: Pictorial context: diagrammatical interpretation; Bibliography
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