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Bibil Identifier bibil:211668
Publication Type Book
Title (German, Long) Tell el-Farʿah (Süd)
Title (German, ) Ägyptisch-levantinische Beziehungen im späten 2. Jahrtausend v. Chr.
Author Fischer, Erika
Series Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis (Volume: 247)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 75/247
Place 904(32)
Department Antiquité
Publishing house Academic Press
Place Fribourg
ISBN 978-3-7278-1691-8
Publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Place Göttingen
ISBN 978-3-525-54368-9
Edition number 1
Language German
Pages ix Pages
430 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Notes Pp. 333-430 : Abbildungen.
Abstract Tell el-Far‘ah (South) is among the sites in southern Palestine where W.M.F. Petrie searched for Egyptian material culture in order to further the understanding of the diverse relations between Egypt and Palestine. His expectations were fulfilled to a high degree. In addition to numerous tombs yielding Egyptian objects, he exposed a large building that he interpreted as an Egyptian residence. Engraved ivory panels, which were discovered in the building and which had once adorned a wooden object, proved crucial for this assumption. However, Petrie presented his conclusions in only a few sentences, without dwelling on comparisons or detailed explanations. Also unfortunately, subsequent scholars – who either shared or disagreed with Petrie’s interpretation – have not examined the site’s finds and contexts in depth either. This book offers the first detailed analysis of the ivory panels as well as the residence.
The stratigraphy and architectural history of the building are problematic. Its layout, however, shows clear parallels with Egyptian domestic architecture. Due to this fact, and despite looting, destruction and insufficient documentation, the determination of the function of certain spaces is feasible. To enable a proper assessment of the building in the cultural and historical context of the Late Bronze Age Levant, a critical discussion of the so-called “governors residencies” is conducted. This analysis demonstrates the contradictory nature of the buildings’ previous classification and interpretation. As for the ivory panels, an elaborate study reveals that the depicted themes, motifs, and antiquaria follow Egyptian models to a great extent. Only stray connections to other cultural regions are found. This exhaustive iconographic examination then lays the groundwork for the dating and art historical classification of the carvings, and it also aids the interpretation of the main character depicted. Finally, the relation between the patron, the ivory panels, and the building is discussed.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Sites : Sites (C - G) : Fa`rah, Tell el- (North) / Tirzah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Bronze Age (3150-1200) : Late Bronze (1550-1200)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Iron Age (1200-586) : Iron I (1200-1000)
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