In 2015 I wrote a brief essay presenting my PhD research, at the time in progress, about the manipulation of anthropomorphic determinatives in the Pyramid Texts, which appear to be always truncated or totally omitted. There, in the paragraph devoted to the Research Structure of the thesis , I posed some questions to which I would have liked to answer in the continuation of my work, that are the following:  Can the alteration or omission of human determinatives in the Pyramid Texts be integrated in – and caused by – an early stage of evolution of the Egyptian hieroglyphic system?  Could the alteration or omission of human determinatives in the Pyramid Texts be due to reasons of space?  Could the alteration or omission of human determinatives in the Pyramid Texts be due to the meaning of the lexemes with which these classifiers are associated?  Are the alterations and omissions of human determinatives a practice restricted to the royal context? In the present paper I will try to discuss some aspects of these queries, on the basis of the study carried out in the last two years and thanks also to the suggestions received just during the 7th Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology Conference.

Manipulating Image, Processing Script: Construction and Deconstruction of the Human Figure in the Pyramid Texts

FRANCESCA IANNARILLI
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
2019

Abstract

In 2015 I wrote a brief essay presenting my PhD research, at the time in progress, about the manipulation of anthropomorphic determinatives in the Pyramid Texts, which appear to be always truncated or totally omitted. There, in the paragraph devoted to the Research Structure of the thesis , I posed some questions to which I would have liked to answer in the continuation of my work, that are the following:  Can the alteration or omission of human determinatives in the Pyramid Texts be integrated in – and caused by – an early stage of evolution of the Egyptian hieroglyphic system?  Could the alteration or omission of human determinatives in the Pyramid Texts be due to reasons of space?  Could the alteration or omission of human determinatives in the Pyramid Texts be due to the meaning of the lexemes with which these classifiers are associated?  Are the alterations and omissions of human determinatives a practice restricted to the royal context? In the present paper I will try to discuss some aspects of these queries, on the basis of the study carried out in the last two years and thanks also to the suggestions received just during the 7th Old Kingdom Art and Archaeology Conference.
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