Reference : Réflexions sur le portrait royal et son fonctionnement dans l'Égypte pharaonique
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Réflexions sur le portrait royal et son fonctionnement dans l'Égypte pharaonique
[en] Royal Portraiture and its signification in Ancient Egypt
Laboury, Dimitri mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences historiques > Archéologie égyptienne >]
Ktema : Civilisations de l'Orient, de la Grèce et de Rome Antiques
Recherches sur le portrait dans les civilisations de l'Antiquité. Représentation individuelle et individualisation de la représentation
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[en] Egyptology ; Ancient Egyptian Art History ; Portraiture
[en] Ancient Egyptian art’s concern with individualized human representation has generated much debate among Egyptologists about the very existence of portraiture in pharaonic society. The issue has often – if not always – been thought in terms of opposition between portrait and ideal image, being a major topic in the broader question of realism and formal relation to reality in Ancient Egyptian art. After a brief analysis of the problem from a theoretical point of view, the article considers the concepts involved in the notion of portrait within the context of Ancient Egyptian thought. Then, a few significant cases selected in royal statuary are investigated in order to elucidate the motives and modalities of the interaction between portrait and ideal image in Ancient Egyptian individualized representations
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