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The crown of Arsinoë II. The creation and development of an imagery of authority


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Title: The crown of Arsinoë II. The creation and development of an imagery of authority
Authors: Nilsson, Maria
E-mail: maria.nilsson@class.gu.se
mia_n1@hotmail.com
Issue Date: 29-Oct-2010
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Historical Studies ; Institutionen för historiska studier
Date of Defence: 2010-11-20
Disputation: Lördagen den 20 november 2010, kl. 13.00, Stora Hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, 405 30 Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Arsinoë
crowns
Ptolemaic
reliefs
Egyptian art
Egyptian religion
symbolism
female pharaohs
Hathor
God's wife
Edfu
Philae
Dendera
relative scaling
relative placement
concepts of time
post-colonial theory
Abstract: This study deals with a unique crown that was created for Queen Arsinoë II. The aim is to identify and understand the symbolism that is embedded in each pictorial detail that together form the crown and how this reflects the wearer’s socio-political and religious positions. The study focuses on the crown and its details, while also including all contextual aspects of the relief scenes in order to understand the general meaning. This crown was later developed and usurped by other female figures; ... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/23417
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för historiska studier
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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