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Authors: Motte, Aurore
Title: Kemit, writing-boards, and palaeographic studies
Online publication date: 23-Aug-2023
Year of first publication: 2022
Language: english
Abstract: This paper is conceived as a case study to examine how relevant the Kemit script is for a better understanding of New Kingdom cursive scripts. In this perspective, I concentrate on the wooden tablets that bear extract(s) of this literary letter. After a concise description of each tablet, I consider its layout and its mise-en-texte. I then devote my attention to the recorded handwriting(s). To illustrate this point, I selected five signs: the 𓇋 (M17), 𓅓 (G17), 𓃺 (E34), 𓐍 (Aa1), and the weeping eye-sign with upper lid (D5–6+D9). I compare them with earlier, contemporaneous, and later witnesses of the Kemit written on ostraca or papyrus to provide a diachronic perspective and to draw some preliminary conclusions.
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: 341
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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