Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

542

Date

2012

Date of Award

4-15-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Art History

Concentration

Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Committee Chair

Lorelei Corcoran

Committee Member

Nigel Strudwick

Committee Member

Suzanne Onstine

Abstract

This thesis examines the tomb of Huy, the viceroy of Nubia under the reign of the 18th Dynasty king, Tutankhamen (ca. 1333-1323 BCE). An analysis of the tomb narrative in the tomb of Huy at Thebes reveals, and highlights, how the viceroy Huy perceived the world as an elite Egyptian. Two scenes in particular are analyzed with scrutiny: the Nubian tribute scene on the west wall and the viceregal state vessel scene on the east wall. A comparison of the iconographic significance of these two scenes with the archaeological evidence from the Egyptian Nubian frontier area reveals how his tomb narrative contradicts the social reality of the Egyptian attitude towards foreigners during the 18th Dynasty. This work then postulates an interpretation of Huy's motives in using such unusual imagery in his tomb.

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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