A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art
A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art
Notes on Contributors
Valérie Angenot teaches Art, Civilizations, and Archaeology of Egypt and the Ancient Near East at the University of Louvain (Belgium), and is Research Associate at the Department of Rhetoric and Semiotics (Languages Sciences) at the University of Liège (Belgium). She is the author of several articles dealing with semiotics and hermeneutics of the ancient Egyptian image.
Mehmet-Ali Ataç is Associate Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. A scholar of the art of ancient Mesopotamia and its interconnections with the artistic traditions of Syria, Egypt, and Anatolia, he is the author of The Mythology of Kingship in Neo-Assyrian Art (2010).
John Baines is Research Officer in the University of Oxford. He has held visiting appointments in universities and research institutions in several countries. His chief research interests are in Egyptian art, religion, literature, and the comparative modeling of social forms and institutions. His most recent books are Visual and Written Culture in Ancient Egypt (2007) and High Culture and Experience in Ancient Egypt (2013).
Diane Bergman is Griffith Librarian in the Sackler Library, one of the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford. Formerly she was the Librarian of the Wilbour Library of Egyptology in the Brooklyn Museum. She has contributed to the establishment of the Online Egyptological Bibliography in the Griffith Institute of the University of Oxford. She is also on the board of the Committee for Egyptology in ICOM (CIPEG).
Nadja S. Braun received her PhD from the University of Leipzig and is currently Studienrätin at the Hochfranken-Gymnasium Naila. Her PhD thesis Pharao und Priester (2006) is about the conception of sacral kingship. She works across the fields of Egyptology, history, literary studies, and linguistics with the main focus of her research being on the conception of images, visual history, and visual narrative. Her recent publications include Visual History - Bilder machen Geschichte (2009) and The Ancient Egyptian Conception of Images (2010).
Betsy M. Bryan is Alexander Badawy Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the Johns Hopkins University and Director of the Johns Hopkins University Archaeology Museum. Her research interests are the social and religious points of convergence in art production and in Egyptian cult. She is preparing the publication of thirteen years of excavation at the Mut Temple precinct in south Karnak.
Kathlyn M. Cooney is Associate Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a specialist in funerary arts, particularly coffins of the New Kingdom and Dynasty 21, and author of The Cost of Death: The Social and Economic Value of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Art in the Ramesside Period (2007).
Susanne Gänsicke is Conservator of Objects in the Department of Conservation and Collections Management, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has worked as a site conservator on the New York University Apis Expedition in Memphis, Egypt, and on the Museum of Fine Arts Expedition at Gebel Barkal in Karima, Sudan. She recently taught in the Conservation Field School of the American Research Center in Luxor, Egypt. Her research interests include the study of ancient metalwork and technologies, and issues of site preservation.
Melinda K. Hartwig is Professor of Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology at Georgia State University and received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 2000. She specializes in object-centered, interdisciplinary applications of science and social theory to ancient Egyptian art. Her books include Tomb Painting and Identity in