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Author Nilsson, Maria

Title Crown of Arsinoë II : the Creation of an Image of Authority
Published Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents List of illustrations; List of tables; Abbreviations; Preface and acknowledgements; 1 Introduction and historical background; 2 Methods and theory; 3 The elements of the crown; 4 The complete crown; 5 The crown of Arsinoë in context; 6 Religious rituals; 7 Size, position and time; 8 Hieroglyphic titles of Arsinoë; 9 The eradication of visual representations; 10 Arsinoë and royalty -- a female pharaoh?; 11 Arsinoë and piety -- priestess and goddess; 12 The crown of Arsinoë as a symbol of authority; 13 Conclusion; Catalogue of material
Appendix I Summary of the contextual structure of the materialAppendix II Translated designations; Appendix III Arsinoë's cartouches; Appendix IV The Ptolemaic Dynasty; Appendix V Egyptian dynasties; Appendix VI Word list; Bibliography; Index
Summary The Crown of Arsinoë II is a detailed study of a unique crown that was created for the Ptolemaic Egyptian Queen Arsinoë II which has important conclusions for ancient Egyptian history. Images of Arsinoë are represented in a broad spectrum of iconographic media, depicting this historical figure in a Greek as well as Egyptian cultural setting, and as queen and goddess alike, though her tomb has never been found. Based on detailed examination of reliefs, the aim is to identify and understand the symbolism that is embedded in each pictorial detail that together form the crown, as well as all conte
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Subject Arsinoe II, Queen, consort of Ptolemy II, King of Egypt, approximately 316 B.C.-270 B.C
Arsinoe II, Queen, consort of Ptolemy II, King of Egypt, approximately 316 B.C.-270 B.C.
Bas-relief -- Egypt
Clothing and dress -- Symbolic aspects -- Egypt
Crowns in art
Crowns -- Egypt
Queens -- Egypt -- Biography
Statues -- Egypt
Clothing and dress -- Symbolic aspects.
Crowns in art.
Kings and rulers.
Egypt -- History -- 332-30 B.C
Egypt -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1842178512