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Cache of Religious Objects in Temple of Ptah at Karnak

 
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:22 am    Post subject: Cache of Religious Objects in Temple of Ptah at Karnak Reply with quote

Charloux / Thiers / Abd Al-Aziz / Mahmoud / Boulet / Bourse / Guadagnini / Laroye / El Nasseh : The Afterlife of Egyptian Statues - A Cache of Religious Objects in the Temple of Ptah at Karnak. - In: Antiquity 91. - 2017. - pp. 1189-1204.

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The relationship of statues to the deities they represent is reflected in the special treatments they were often accorded during and after their primary use and display. In 2014 an unusual favissa—an intentionally hidden cache of religious objects—was discovered in the temple of Ptah at Karnak in Egypt. Such caches are generally poorly documented and difficult to date. The favissa contained numerous fragmentary statuettes and figurines, including 14 representing Osiris, carefully arranged around a larger central statue of Ptah. By comparing this cache with evidence from other Egyptian favissae, a hypothesis is proposed to explain the creation of such caches: the Osirian burial of an artefact, in this case the deposition of the ‘deceased’ statue of the god Ptah and its assimilation with Osiris, the god of rebirth.

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