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Stelae from Egypt and Nubia in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, c.3000 BC–AD 1150

Stelae from Egypt and Nubia in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, c.3000 BC–AD 1150


Part of Fitzwilliam Museum Publications

S. J. Clackson, S. G. J. Quirke, J. D. Ray, J. Reynolds, J. Van der Vliet, G. J. Van Gelder
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  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521842907

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  • The volume provides a detailed catalogue of 127 stelae (many funerary) deriving from the Nile Valley, now part of the Egyptian collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The stelae are written in various scripts – Egyptian hieroglyphic, hieratic and demotic, Carian, Greek, Coptic and early Arabic – and cover a date-range of over 4000 years. Few museums have published their complete holdings of such material, and the carefully described and translated information from these stelae throws a flood of light on the history, religion, funerary customs, art and iconography, daily life and administrative systems of ancient Egypt and Nubia. Each entry has a photograph of the stela as well as a meticulous line-drawing which enables the texts and iconography to be understood and interpreted. Full museological details such as material, precise measurements, provenance (where known), mode of acquisition and dating are provided. The volume will interest specialists as well as a wider public concerned with Egyptology.

    • Unique archaeological and epigraphical material from a major museum
    • Many of the stelae published here have been previously unknown to scholarship
    • Will be of interest and value to professional Egyptologists and a wider Egyptological community, as well as to libraries and museums with holdings of Egyptian/Greek/Coptic and Arabic material
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… another excellent contribution to the field by one of the masters of Egyptology. … primarily geared towards specialists in ancient Egypt, this wonderful catalogue will be greatly appreciated by scholars interested in art, administration, kinship, philology, religion, as well as technology.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

    'This catalogue provides an excellent and important publication of a sizeable collection of stelae, of which many are published here for the first time. The black and while photos and facsimile drawings give very good impressions of the objects.'

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521842907
    • length: 216 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 282 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.02kg
    • contains: 262 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Works cited
    Chronological table
    Catalogue of stelae:
    1. Egyptian
    2. Carian
    3. Greek
    4. Coptic
    5. Cufic
    6. Modern
    Bibliography of published stelae collections and commentaries
    1. Concordance of Fitzwilliam Museum accession numbers and present Catalogue
    2. Concordance of Budge, A Catalogue of the Egyptian Collection, and present Catalogue
    3. Royal names
    4. Deities, including epithets
    5. Titles, administrative departments, etc.
    6. Egyptian personal and geographical names
    7. Carian names
    8. Greek, Coptic and Arabic names
    9. Provenances etc.
    10. Objects in museums
    11. General.

  • Author

    Geoffrey Thorndike Martin, University College London
    Edwards Professor of Egyptology Emeritus, University College London; Fellow-Commoner, Christ's College, Cambridge

    With contributions by

    S. J. Clackson

    S. G. J. Quirke

    J. D. Ray

    J. Reynolds

    J. van der Vliet

    G. J. van Gelder

    Photographs by

    Andrew Norman


    S. J. Clackson, S. G. J. Quirke, J. D. Ray, J. Reynolds, J. Van der Vliet, G. J. Van Gelder

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