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dc.contributor.authorRelke, Joan Ren
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-17T11:12:00Z
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Religion in Africa, 41(4), p. 396-426en
dc.identifier.issn0022-4200en
dc.identifier.issn1570-0666en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/10172en
dc.description.abstractIn 1962, Peter Ucko wrote his landmark work, 'The Interpretation of Prehistoric Anthropomorphic Figurines', challenging and permanently changing the prevailing view of prehistoric figurines as representations of a universal great mother goddess. His work focused on the Predynastic figurines of Egypt, and concluded that there was nothing divine about them. They were probably dolls, ancestor figures, talismanic pregnancy aids, tools for sex instruction and puberty rites, twin substitutes in graves and concubine grave figurines. Since then, this group of figurines has received minimal attention. Using Ucko's four-stage methodology, this study more closely examines these figurines in the context of Ancient Egyptian culture and religion, with specific attention to the contemporary Sudanese religious beliefs and practices, which may share roots with Predynastic Egyptian culture. This study concludes that some Dynastic religious beliefs and iconography relating to female deities can be recognised in many of these figurines, and can be traced back to prehistoric Nilotic rituals.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherBrillen
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Religion in Africaen
dc.titleThe Predynastic Dancing Egyptian Figurineen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/157006611X599190en
dc.subject.keywordsMiddle Eastern and African Historyen
dc.subject.keywordsArchaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levanten
dc.subject.keywordsReligion and Religious Studiesen
dc.subject.keywordsArchaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americasen
local.contributor.firstnameJoan Ren
local.subject.for2008210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americasen
local.subject.for2008220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.for2008210105 Archaeology of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Levanten
local.subject.for2008210310 Middle Eastern and African Historyen
local.subject.seo2008950501 Understanding Africas Pasten
local.subject.seo2008950406 Religious Traditions (excl. Structures and Rituals)en
local.profile.emailjrelke@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20120517-104634en
local.publisher.placeLeiden, The Netherlandsen
local.format.startpage396en
local.format.endpage426en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume41en
local.identifier.issue4en
local.contributor.lastnameRelkeen
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleThe Predynastic Dancing Egyptian Figurineen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorRelke, Joan Ren
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local.year.published2011en
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