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From Epipalaeolithic petroglyphs to Roman graffiti : Stylistic variability of anthropomorphs at Gebel el Silsila (Upper Egypt)

Nilsson, Maria LU (2018) In Proceedings "What Ever Happened to the People? Humans and Anthropomorphs in the Rock Art of Northern Africa" (Brussels, 17-19 September 2015)
Abstract (Swedish)
Gebel el-Silsila displays an astounding concentration of incised illustrations, of which anthropomorphic figures are frequent motifs. These figures were produced over several millennia; from prehistoric petroglyphs to pictorial graffiti of dynastic periods and throughout into Roman days. Spanning over six millennia visitors to Gebel el Silsila depicted huntsmen, warriors, boatmen, and horsemen, religious adoration scenes, apotropaic daemons, gods and human figures of varying iconographic complexity. These splendid commemorations range from miniscule, delicately carved figures to grand scenes, or rough and elusive hammered depictions. This paper aims to present stylistic, technical and chronological variability of anthropomorphic figures... (More)
Gebel el-Silsila displays an astounding concentration of incised illustrations, of which anthropomorphic figures are frequent motifs. These figures were produced over several millennia; from prehistoric petroglyphs to pictorial graffiti of dynastic periods and throughout into Roman days. Spanning over six millennia visitors to Gebel el Silsila depicted huntsmen, warriors, boatmen, and horsemen, religious adoration scenes, apotropaic daemons, gods and human figures of varying iconographic complexity. These splendid commemorations range from miniscule, delicately carved figures to grand scenes, or rough and elusive hammered depictions. This paper aims to present stylistic, technical and chronological variability of anthropomorphic figures illustrated at Gebel el Silsila, including considerations of spatial distribution, archaeological context, and – if possible – an interpretation of their significance (Less)
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  abstract     = {Gebel el-Silsila displays an astounding concentration of incised illustrations, of which anthropomorphic figures are frequent motifs. These figures were produced over several millennia; from prehistoric petroglyphs to pictorial graffiti of dynastic periods and throughout into Roman days. Spanning over six millennia visitors to Gebel el Silsila depicted huntsmen, warriors, boatmen, and horsemen, religious adoration scenes, apotropaic daemons, gods and human figures of varying iconographic complexity. These splendid commemorations range from miniscule, delicately carved figures to grand scenes, or rough and elusive hammered depictions. This paper aims to present stylistic, technical and chronological variability of anthropomorphic figures illustrated at Gebel el Silsila, including considerations of spatial distribution, archaeological context, and – if possible – an interpretation of their significance},
  author       = {Nilsson, Maria},
  keyword      = {Gebel el Silsila,Rock Art,Fieldwork,Archaeology,proceedings},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {Proceedings "What Ever Happened to the People? Humans and Anthropomorphs in the Rock Art of Northern Africa" (Brussels, 17-19 September 2015)},
  title        = {From Epipalaeolithic petroglyphs to Roman graffiti : Stylistic variability of anthropomorphs at Gebel el Silsila (Upper Egypt)},
  year         = {2018},
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