The Anointing of Officials in Ancient Egypt

  title={The Anointing of Officials in Ancient Egypt},
  author={Stephen E. Thompson},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={15 - 25}
  • S. E. Thompson
  • Published 1 January 1994
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
Il est courant d'affirmer que les personnages officiels de l'Egypte pharaonique debutaient leur fonction par une ceremonie d'onction. Or seulement 5 documents jusqu'a aujourd'hui viennent corroborer cet avis emis par un tres grand nombre de specialistes. L'auteur propose ici l'etude de ces 5 documents epigraphiques et picturaux. 
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Porter and R . Moss , Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts , Reliefs , and Paintings I . The Theban Necropolis , Part 1
  • 1960
The Amarna Letters (Baltimore, 1992), p. 122. 77 Kutsch, Salbung
    See also Varille , " Stale , " p . 557 for a discussion of Montu - Usir ' s duties as overseer of the kitchen
    • " Some Iconographic and Literary Comparisons , " in
    All are conveniently collected and translated by Pardee
    • KUB
    A New Ugaritic Letter
    • These references are possibly as early as the Reforms of Urukagina. See Pardee