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Not only with the dead : banqueting in ancient Egypt

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Convivial occasions among the living are not well attested from ancient Egypt. Scenes in tomb decoration, especially of the Old Kingdom, that show a solitary figure before large quantities of food and drink involve participation of others and thus say something about practices of celebration. Patrons might also celebrate with their subordinates, but people of different status are not shown eating or drinking at the same time; these asymmetrical practices are depicted both for kings and for el...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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Journal:
Studia Universitatis “Babeş-Bolyai,” Historia Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-34
Publication date:
2014-12-05
EISSN:
2065-9598
ISSN:
1220-0492
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uuid:1f2a12f5-b3d2-44fe-b3e9-ecfc5cff7a39
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ora:9941

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