Statuen im öffentlichen Raum als Memory Box: Gedanken zu einem Interpretationsexperiment

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The paper “Publicly accessible statues as Memory Box: thoughts on an interpretation experiment” addresses the statues and especially ensembles of statues of high officials of the 18th dynasty, which were erected in various Egyptian temples and to a lesser extent the Theban necropolis. Their long-term (semi-)public display closely connects the depicted person, the creator and the viewer of the image in their contemporary context of erection and beyond. This socio-cultural dimension of the statues and other primary monuments of self-presentation is still heavily understudied. The contribution at hand draws attention to the research approach “Memory Box”, which has been developed by a Finnish- German team in 2011–2013 (Aali, Perämäki & Sarti 2014) to focus on the syn- and diachronic interdependence of the materiality and the social context of items of collective cultural memory. In honour of her jubilee and in thanks for her support of my cross-cultural studies, I dedicate the following sketch of the potential of this research approach for interpreting 18th dynasty (private) statuary to Susanne Bickel.
Bidragets titel på inmatningsspråkPublicly accessible statues as Memory Box: Thoughts on an interpretation experiment
Titel på gästpublikationText-Bild-Objekte im archäologischen Kontext : Festschrift für Susanne Bickel
RedaktörerKathrin Gabler, Rita Gautschy, Lukas Bohnenkämper, Hanna Jenni, Clémentine Reymond, Ruth Zillhardt, Andrea Loprieno-Gnirs, Hans-Hubertus Münch
Antal sidor17
FörlagWidmaier Verlag
Utgivningsdatum12 mar 2020
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-943955-22-4
StatusPublicerad - 12 mar 2020
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok


NamnLingua Aegyptia. Studia Monographica
ISSN (tryckt)0946-8641

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