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The Beautiful Burial In Roman Egypt: Art, Identity, And Funerary Religion

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Oxbow says: New forms of visual representation entered Egyptian art traditions along with exposure to the Greek world under the Ptolemaic dynasty. The movement towards greater naturalism in art and naturalistic portraiture in particular, had a great impact on Egyptian funerary traditions and became the choice of the local elites. Christina Riggs' study examines 'beautiful' ...more
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published February 3rd 2006)
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A really fantastic read; focuses on the depiction of individuals in the funerary settings of Roman Egypt. Riggs debunks the idea that the Greek/"naturalistic" depiction (as opposed to the stylized Egyptian image) of people is a chronological development or a means of understanding the individual's cultural associations. Says she, "The choice to use either a Greek or an Egyptian image of the deceased was not a chronological development or a statement of 'ethnic' identity" (252).

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Christina Riggs is a specialist in ancient Egyptian art and archaeology, with particular interests in how ancient Egyptian objects have been collected, interpreted, and represented in modern times. Her current research focuses on the history of photography and the history of archaeology, using the photographic archive formed during the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun in the 1920s.

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