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Authors: Díaz-Iglesias Llanos, Lucía
Title: Hieratic signs in a cursive hieroglyphic text : the case of the burial chamber of the tomb of Djehuty (TT 11) with additions of other contemporary examples
Online publication date: 23-Aug-2023
Year of first publication: 2022
Language: english
Abstract: Hieratic signs are often scattered throughout funerary texts that were written in cursive hieroglyphs during the New Kingdom. While some reasons for their presence have been adduced in the past, this paper suggests that an in-depth analysis of the type, function, frequency, and location of hieratograms in a text casted in a more formal script can offer meaningful insights into wider aspects of scribal culture and practices. Departing from a case study of the burial chamber in the tomb of Djehuty (TT 11) and other contemporary examples, the author argues that the presence of hieratograms can be explained by a dynamic combination of material factors, cultural causes, individual choices, and, probably, by unconscious and mechanical reasons.
DDC: 490 Andere Sprachen
490 Other languages
930 Alte Geschichte
930 History of ancient world
960 Geschichte Afrikas
960 General history of Africa
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: Externe Einrichtungen
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Buchbeitrag
Document type specification: Scientific article
License: In Copyright
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Citation: Ägyptologische „Binsen“-Weisheiten IV
Gülden, Svenja A.
Konrad, Tobias
Verhoeven, Ursula
Pages or article number: 127
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Publisher place: Stuttgart
Issue date: 2022
ISBN: 978-3-515-13333-3
Relations: is Part of 10.25358/openscience-7159
Appears in collections:JGU-Publikationen

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