Dr. Laurel Bestock (Brown University): Violence and Power: the role of images in early royal Egyptian ideology

Icons of violence are some of the earliest, most consistent, and most recognizable pictures associated with Egyptian kings: the smiting scene of Narmer from his palette serves to illustrate the point.  But the Predynastic development of this imagery, its relationship to actual events, and its relationship to imagery of less ritual violence, such as battle, are all points of contention.  This seminar will explore images of violence from Egypt prior to the New Kingdom, seeking to address ways in which imagery itself, whatever its relation to events, acted as an important tactic in developing and cementing concepts of kingship.

Přednáška se koná v rámci Brown Lecture Series.

Podrobnosti události

Začátek události
2. 5. 2017 9:10
Místo konání
Celetná 20, Praha 1 (FF UK, místnost č. C102)
Typ události
Konference a přednášky