The Jackal Divinities of Egypt I, from the Archaic Period to Dynasty X. Oxfordshire Communications in Egyptology VI. Terence DuQUESNE.
The Jackal Divinities of Egypt I, from the Archaic Period to Dynasty X. Oxfordshire Communications in Egyptology VI.
The Jackal Divinities of Egypt I, from the Archaic Period to Dynasty X. Oxfordshire Communications in Egyptology VI.

The Jackal Divinities of Egypt I, from the Archaic Period to Dynasty X. Oxfordshire Communications in Egyptology VI.

London / Redhill, Surrey: Da'th Scholarly Services. Darengo Publications, 2005. First Edition. Hardcover. Small folio (11.75 x 8.25 inches). xxii + 566 pp. Listed as Volume I (no additional volumes published). Original blue cloth with gilt titles and hieroglyphic design to front board, gilt titling to spine. Black and white illustrations and line drawings. Annexes and index. From the publisher: "This volume is the first comprehensive study of the jackal deities of Egypt during the pharaonic period and the result of nearly twenty years’ research. The author studies the iconography, nature, and functions of Anubis and related divinities from Predynastic times to the end of the First Intermediate Period, placing his findings in the religious and social context. Successive chapters consider the role of animal cults in early Egypt, the relevant hieroglyphs and divine names, information from tomb inscriptions, priesthoods, cults and festivals, and many other topics. Annotated translations of the numerous relevant Pyramid Texts are included. A detailed overview of the jackal deities and their interrelationships is provided, and there two chapters discuss the formula of offerings and offer new interpretations." As noted, "The Jackal Divinities of Egypt I" deals primarily with the jackal divinities of the Old Kingdom: two further volumes - on the Middle and New Kingdoms - were projected but remained unfinished at the time of the author's death. Terence DuQuesne (1942–2014) was an English poet, classicist and researcher, with a passion for Egyptology, to the study of which he devoted much of his life. His other publications on the subject include "The Salakhana Trove. Votive Stelae and Other Objects from Asyut," and "Anubis and the Spirits of the West." A light mark on the front cover - possibly a binding flaw - corners very lightly bruised, otherwise as New and near-Fine (no dust jacket issued). Item #63269

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