West Midlands Egyptology Society, 12 Feb 2020

West Midlands Egyptology Society, 12 Feb 2020

12 Feb 2020 – Spoken Word at Birmingham and Midland Institute

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Alice Baddeley: Travelling ancestors at Deir el-Medina? The case of anthropoid Bust BMEA61083.

Anthropoid busts have been associated with ancestor worship since their early discovery in the Nineteenth Century by Egyptologists. Since then, this interpretation has been espoused, despite vast quantities and variants of busts. This paper will examine BMEA61083 as an indicator of ancestor worship but with the ability to be moved about the site at Deir el-Medina and perhaps into the Theban area more generally.