Stone Transport and Stonemasonry: The Figurative Ostracon British Museum EA 23341 - Micòl di Teodoro - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Aegyptus Vita e Pensiero

Stone Transport and Stonemasonry: The Figurative Ostracon British Museum EA 23341

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Rivista AEGYPTUS
Fascicolo AEGYPTUS - 2022 - 1
Titolo Stone Transport and Stonemasonry: The Figurative Ostracon British Museum EA 23341
Stone Transport and Stonemasonry: The Figurative Ostracon British Museum EA 23341
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Editore Vita e Pensiero
Formato Articolo | Pdf
Online da 10-2022
Doi 10.26350/001217_000091
Issn 0001-9046 (stampa) | 1827-7888 (digitale)
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This paper is the publication of the British Museum figurative ostracon EA 23341. The sides of the ostracon present the sketches of scenes closely intertwined: the transport of a raw stone block by means of a sledge, and stonemasons at work. Egyptian tomb painting offers some evidence of dragging of statues, portable objects, and funerary equipment on sledges pulled by men. Representations of the transport of stone blocks are very rare in comparison. One example, though severely damaged, is represented on the walls of the tomb of Rekhmi ra in Thebes, which also features stonemasons at work. Interestingly, the sketches on EA 23341 mirror Rekhmira’s scenes. The drawing of the transport of the stone block is exceptionally valuable here as it may enable the reconstruction of the scene in Rekhmira’s tomb.

keywords

Figurative Ostracon; New Kingdom; Stone Transport; Stonemasonry; Rekhmira.

Biografia dell'autore

Micòl Di Teodoro, Università degli Studi di Torino (Dipartimento di Studi Storici) e Museo Egizio di Torino. Email: micol.diteodoro@unito.it

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