THE SALAKHANA TROVE
Votive Stelae and Other Objects from Asyut
by TERENCE DuQUESNE
with the collaboration of
Sabah Abdel Razek, Edmund S Meltzer, Janet M Johnstone; Geoffrey J Tassie
large format (A4), 668 pages, profusely illustrated
casebound in buckram, gold blocked
publication date: March 2010
UK £150.00. ISBN 1-871266-26-2
In 1922, a large trove of stelae was discovered in the tomb of Djefaihapy III, nomarch of Asyut in the XIIth Dynasty. During the XVIIIth and subsequent Dynasties, these and other objects were deposited in this sepulchre (known as the Salakhana tomb), which evidently then served as a shrine for placing of votive offerings. The use of an individual's tomb for such a purpose is otherwise unknown from ancient Egypt. This fact would itself be sufficient to justify the interest of scholars. But the trove is extremely important for a number of other reasons. The stelae and maquettes from the Salakhana tomb provide unparallelled evidence about life and religion in Middle Egypt during the New Kingdom. Most of these objects were dedicated to the local god Upwawet, and shed a good deal of light on Egyptian popular religion and cult practices. They also provide significant information about the names and occupations of the inhabitants of the Lycopolitan nome, especially in the Ramesside Period. Many of the stelae are of fine artistic quality, while others were crudely crafted, often by persons of low status. Several are iconographically unique.
Previous Publications covering some of the stelae featured in this publication (more than 600):
|Anubis, Upwawet, and Other Deities: Personal Worship and Official Religion in Ancient Egypt, Wafaa El-Sadeek, Sabah Abdel Razek, American Univ in Cairo Press, 2008|
Jean Claude Goyon, Christine Cardin - 2007, THE SALAKHANA STELAE. A UNIQUE TROVE OF VOTIVE OBJECTS FROM ASYUT
Votive stelae for Upwawet from the Salakhana Trove = Stèles votives en l'honneur de Upwawet provenant de Salakhana Trove, Discussions in Egyptology, 2000, no48, pp. 5-47
The fruit of fifteen years' research, this new book documents the 600 votive stelae and other objects discovered in 1922 in the Salakhana tomb on the Western Mountain of Asyut in Middle Egypt.
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