The posture of the king’s body in ancient Egyptian religious iconography

jeudi 17 novembre 2016

By observing the images of the pharaoh in temples and tombs, we can notice that some specific king’s postures cannot be found in common human positions. These “royal” body positions must have had a role to play in the efficiency of feasts and rituals, especially during the Sed festival (heb-sed, id est the jubilee of the king). This paper presents the first considerations of our study on the different physical configurations that could be performed by the king’s body.

This presentation constitutes the third monthly session of the interdisciplinary seminar “The Individual and his Body in the Ancient Mediterranean Basin” organized by Alice Mouton. 

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