Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

272

Date

2011

Date of Award

4-18-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Art History

Concentration

Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Committee Chair

Lorelei H. Corcoran

Committee Member

Patricia V. Podzorski

Committee Member

Fred C. Albertson

Abstract

The tomb of Neferhotep, TT 49, contains a scene of the owner of the tomb being embraced by his parents. This scene shows Neferhotep being welcomed into the afterlife and the reunion with loved ones that is associated with this moment. Moreover, although the tomb dates to the post-Amarna period, parallels cited in this thesis suggest that the embracing scene in this tomb fits into a larger visual and textual tradition that originated in the Old Kingdom. This evidence contradicts the characterization by Davies that the decoration of this tomb is indicative of a continuation of the Amarna style and compositional tendencies.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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