Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6578

Date

2020

Date of Award

5-8-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Art History

Concentration

Ancient Egyptian Art & Culture

Committee Chair

Lorelei H Corcoran

Committee Member

Joshua Aaron Roberson

Committee Member

Peter James Brand

Abstract

This study looks at a scene on the lower register of the south wall of the First Hypostyle Hall of the Temple of Seti I at Abydos, in which Ramesses II is shown held by the goddess Isis and suckled by four forms of the goddess Hathor. The only complete line drawing of the relief, by Mariette, dates to 1869 and the only known published photograph, by Capart, dates to 1912. First, I interpret the scene in the context of the Temple of Seti I, which demonstrates the extent of Ramesses II's power over both the geographical land of Egypt and the divine realm. Next, I provide a translation of the entire text accompanying the scene. Finally, I examine the scene's ideology, looking at the roles played by Hathor and Isis, the Suckling motif, the locations presented in the epithets of Hathor, and the crowns worn by the figures.

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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