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06/09/2016 06:00 PM ISAW Lecture Hall

ARCE Lecture: The Other Woman

Encoded Messages in Egyptian Art

Phyllis Saretta

Middle Kingdom stelae play an important role in the study of ancient Egyptian society. Subtleties expressed in the pictorial evidence of these monuments offer information not given elsewhere. Though most of the stelae are inscribed, the inscriptions are often brief and limited in content. Meant as memorials or historical monuments, they consciously include information which the owner wished to convey, though unconsciously, may include symbolic visual nuances -- i.e., identifying markers, understood in their time and place, but lost to the modern viewer. This presentation will take a closer look at the representation of the female Asiatic servant, Seneb-reniseneb, whose image appears on the Thirteenth Dynasty Stela of Reniseneb from Abydos, and determine what other roles she may have played in his household.
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