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Symbolic roles of canine figures on early monuments

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Late predynastic Egyptian representations of canine figures on palettes and other objects can be divided into jackals, wild dogs (lycaon pictus) - which are very prominent - and domesticated dogs, among which several breeds can be distinguished. Wild dogs, which are animals of the low desert, appear to symbolize the margins of ordered cosmos; they are absent from reliefs of the dynastic period. They do not participate directly in scenes of hunting organized by human beings. The attention devo...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
Role:
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Publisher:
Archéo-Nil: Société pour l'étude des cultures prépharaoniques de la vallée du Nil Publisher's website
Journal:
Archéo-Nil: Revue de la société pour l'étude des cultures prépharaoniques de la vallée du Nil
Volume:
3
Pages:
57-74
Publication date:
1993-01-01
URN:
uuid:d5944f51-0224-4de2-8088-843b087c88d3
Local pid:
ora:978

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