Stone canvas : towards a better integration of 'rock art' and 'graffiti' studies in Egypt and Sudan / Pawel Lech Polkowski (ed.).

  • Le Caire : Institut français d'archéologie orientale ; [Warsaw] : Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw, 2023.
  • ©2023
xii, 355 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color), charts, plans ; 29 cm.


Summary note
"This book presents proceedings of the conference devoted to rock art and graffiti studies in Egypt and Sudan that took place in Cairo from 10th to 12th November, 2019. The thema4 spectrum of the contributions is very wide in terms of both their geographical and their chronological range, encompassing figural and textual sources dating from the Late Palaeolithic through the Predynastic, Dynastic, and Graeco-Roman periods, up to Christian and Islamic times. Many of the papers combine evidence from varions archaeological domains and also attempt to better integrate graffiti and rock art materials in search of a common ground for research. Thus, the volume provides a good overview of the current state of investigations in these two fields of study in Egypt and Nubia. Cet ouvrage présente les actes du colloque sur l'art rupestre et les graffitis en Égypte et au Soudan qui s'est tenu au Caire du 10 au 12 novembre 2019. Le spectre couvert par les contributions est très large, -tant sur le plan géographique que chronologique, puisqu'il englobe des sources figuratives et textuelles -etalant du Paléolithique-supérieur, des périodes prédynastique, dynastique et gréco-romaine, jusqu'aux époques chrétienne et islamique. De nombreux articles rassemblent des témoignages issus de divers domaines archéologiques et tentent de mieux intégrer les graffitis et les sources d'art rupestre pour en faire un fonds commun de recherche. Le volume ainsi constitué offre un bon aperçu de l'état actuel des recherches dans ces deux domaines d'étude en Égypte et en Nubie."--Page 4 of cover.
Based on the congress held in Cairo, Egypt, November 10-12, 2019.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
  • Preface by Anna Wodzinska and Laurent Coulon
  • Foreword by Pawel Lech Polkowski
  • Pawet Lech Polkowski
  • Rock Art and Graffiti Studies in Egypt and Nubia : An Introduction
  • Rock art as a source of Knowledge
  • Dorian Vanhulle
  • Pre-pharaonic Rock Art : A New Eldorado for Research ?
  • When Answers Are Carved in Stone
  • Elena Panaite
  • Some Considerations on Saharan Rock Art and "Libyan" Identity Markers in Egyptian Iconography
  • Beyond "Pharaonic" : Non-hieroglyphic Animal Engravings of Dynastic Date. Towards a Chronological and Interpretative Framework
  • Pictures on the walls
  • Masons' Marks from Musawwarat es-Sufra, Nubia, and Egypt : A Non-lingual Marking System and its Intercultural Context
  • Meroitic Graffiti as Devotional Practice at El-Kurru, Sudan
  • yLanguagesy of Wall Paintings in the Chapel of Exodus : Decoding the Pictorial Program
  • A Building's Biography and Graffiti at the Temple of Debod : Formai, Spatial, and Semanric Analysis of Dromedary Figures and the Scenes on its Walls
  • An Overview of Official and Private Inscriptions Related to Sinai Expeditions from the Naqada Period to the End of the Old Kingdom
  • Rock Communications : The Interaction of Textual and Figurai Graffiti in North Kharga
  • Interrelation Between Textual and Figurai Graffiti in Cult Places : Some Examples from Graeco-Roman Egypt and Christian Nubia
  • At the crossroads : iconography and archaeology
  • John Coleman Damen
  • Graffiti, Festivals, and Nubian Self-presentation : Three Case Studies
  • Comparing Predynastic Eastern Desert Rock Art with D-Ware ?
  • Possibilities and Limits
  • Graffiti as Representation of Archaeological Features in the Royal Cache Wadi
  • A Possible Transition in Rock Art from the Late Palaeolithic to the Epipalaeolithic Period in Wadi Abu Subeira, Aswan
  • How Far South ?
  • Hunting Scenes and Towed Boats Between Egypt and Nubia
  • Spanish Roman Figurative Graffiti and Their Parallels in the Eastern Roman Empire : The Case of Santa Criz (Eslava, Navarre)
  • Across Boundaries : Pictorial Graffiti from Ghazali Northern Church in Comparison with Nubian Christian Iconography and Rock Art from the Fourth Nile Cataract Region
  • Rock Art in Suez : Exploring the Potential of Archaeological Sites in the Context of Tourism.
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