Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

332

Date

2011

Date of Award

5-27-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Art History

Concentration

Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Committee Chair

Patricia Podzorski

Committee Member

Albertson Fred

Committee Member

Suzanne Onstine

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to arrive at a more nuanced understanding of the ritualized appearance of the king in the 'Window of Appearance' by analyzing the artistic portrayal of this architectural venue throughout the New Kingdom. In order to do this, a corpus of all known tenanted 'Window of Appearance' scenes was gathered for the first time. By conducting an analysis of the artistic motifs depicted on the 'Window of Appearance' it is my goal to indicate that the variation in the decorative program is not simply artistic convention as has been previously implied, but reflects shifting socio-political and religious ideologies with each respective reign. I will also utilize the layout of the decorative program to demonstrate that these motifs were arranged systematically to reflect a microcosm of the king's divine and earthly domain and represented the doctrines of his role as king.

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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