In Ancient Egypt, the human face appears to be particularly important for the discourse on the being or identity. The relationship of a person’s face (Egyptian her) with his perceptions (hearing, vision), his emotional states or his identity reflects a significant role of the human face (together with the heart-jb) in society. In the religious sphere, the notion of divine face is also central, especially in ritual and mythological texts. In this paper, I will deal with these two aspects of the face that I have bee investigating for years.
"The Human Face and its Relationships with Identity in Ancient Egypt" A lecture and Video-Conference by Youri Volokhine, Geneva University.
jeudi 27 octobre 2016