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9783954902071

Hoffmann, Friedhelm; Steinhart, Matthias

Ägyptische Terrakotten in Würzburg (Schenkung Gütte)

Heft 2: Götter I. Griechische und ägyptische Gottheiten

2016
17.0 x 24.0 cm, 104 p., 122 illustrations b/w, paperback / softback
49,00 €

ISBN: 9783954902071
Preface
Table of Contents
Sample

Short Description

This booklet continues the publication of the Egyptian terracotta figurines from the F. Gütte donation in the Martin von Wagner-Museum of Würzburg University. While the previous volume presented the animal terracottas, 90 figures of divinities are published in the present volume, most of them for the first time. Child gods like Harpocrates, the “Naked Goddess”, “concubines”, etc. are reserved for future volumes of the series (edited by K.-Th. Zauzich), which is intended to be a complete catalogue of the collection.
The authors highlight the importance of cross-cultural influences on the terracottas of divinities of Graeco-Roman Egypt: Hellenistic and Egyptian traditions are often inseparably amalgamated in this group of objects. The subject is therefore treated as an interdisciplinary collaboration from the perspectives of Egyptology and Classical Archaeology, which constitutes the special merit of the present work. In addition, extensive references help the reader gain a wider overview of the subject and a deepening understanding of different aspects.
Introductory chapters provide the religious background to the Egyptian terracotta figurines. Essential aspects of cult and relevant ideas about the gods are outlined for both cultures, Egyptian and Graeco-Roman, and the connections between the two religions described. In addition, the Egyptian crowns that iconographically identify the gods and goddesses are discussed.
In the catalogue, the following divinities are covered in a uniform format: Aphrodite (5 figures), Athena (10), Bes (3), Demeter (4), Dionysos and Satyrs (5), Eros (13), Hathor (1), Heracles (3), Hermes (3), Isis (14), Osiris (2), Psyche (1), Serapis (19), and Zeus (1), as well as composite beings like the Sphinx (1) and divine attributes (Gorgoneion [4] and cornucopia [1]). First, there is a short introduction to the mythology and the role of the respective divinities in Egypt and the Hellenistic world. Then the individual statuettes are depicted (occasionally from different perspectives to give as complete an idea as possible of the forms) and described according to size, fabric, technical aspects, preservation, etc. as well as type, iconography and style. References to parallels, iconographical features or aspects of interpretation follow.

Description

This booklet continues the publication of the Egyptian terracotta figurines from the F. Gütte donation in the Martin von Wagner-Museum of Würzburg University. While the previous volume presented the animal terracottas, 90 figures of divinities are published in the present volume, most of them for the first time. Child gods like Harpocrates, the “Naked Goddess”, “concubines”, etc. are reserved for future volumes of the series (edited by K.-Th. Zauzich), which is intended to be a complete catalogue of the collection.
The authors highlight the importance of cross-cultural influences on the terracottas of divinities of Graeco-Roman Egypt: Hellenistic and Egyptian traditions are often inseparably amalgamated in this group of objects. The subject is therefore treated as an interdisciplinary collaboration from the perspectives of Egyptology and Classical Archaeology, which constitutes the special merit of the present work. In addition, extensive references help the reader gain a wider overview of the subject and a deepening understanding of different aspects.
Introductory chapters provide the religious background to the Egyptian terracotta figurines. Essential aspects of cult and relevant ideas about the gods are outlined for both cultures, Egyptian and Graeco-Roman, and the connections between the two religions described. In addition, the Egyptian crowns that iconographically identify the gods and goddesses are discussed.
In the catalogue, the following divinities are covered in a uniform format: Aphrodite (5 figures), Athena (10), Bes (3), Demeter (4), Dionysos and Satyrs (5), Eros (13), Hathor (1), Heracles (3), Hermes (3), Isis (14), Osiris (2), Psyche (1), Serapis (19), and Zeus (1), as well as composite beings like the Sphinx (1) and divine attributes (Gorgoneion [4] and cornucopia [1]). First, there is a short introduction to the mythology and the role of the respective divinities in Egypt and the Hellenistic world. Then the individual statuettes are depicted (occasionally from different perspectives to give as complete an idea as possible of the forms) and described according to size, fabric, technical aspects, preservation, etc. as well as type, iconography and style. References to parallels, iconographical features or aspects of interpretation follow.

Biographical Note

Friedhelm Hoffmann, born 1966; 1986–1996 study of Egyptology, Latin and German at Würzburg and Oxford Universities; 1992–1993 postgraduate study course Linguistic Information and Text Processing at Würzburg University; 1994 graduation (Promotion) Würzburg; 1996–2002 wissenschaftlicher Assistent and Oberassistent at Würzburg University; 2001 Habilitation at Würzburg University; 2002–2007 Heisenberg scholar; 2008–2010 Postdoctoral researcher at Heidelberg University (project EXC 270/1 "Asia and Europe in a Global Context"); since 2010 professor of Egyptology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich; main research interests: Demotic literature, sciences in ancient Egypt, Graeco-Roman Egypt.

Matthias Steinhart, born 1966, 1994 graduation (Promotion) at Würzburg University, 2001 Habilitation at Freiburg University. 1998–2002 Research at Seminar für Alte Geschichte, Freiburg University, 2002–2006 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Institute for Classical Archaeology at Freiburg University, 2008–2011 Konservator at Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek Munich, since 2011 professor for Classical Archaeology (chair) at Würzburg University; since 2014 member of Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and since 2015 responsibility for Archaeology in the Görres-Gesellschaft. Main interests: Ikonography and Cultural History, Theory of Art, History of Archaeologies and reception of Antiquity.

Keywords

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