The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Palaeography

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Palaeography aims to discuss current theories with regard to the cultural setting and material realities in which Egyptian epigraphy was produced; - familiarize the reader with epigraphic techniques and practices; and - outline and review traditional and emerging techniques and challenges as a guide for future research. Project Director: Vanessa Davies

Through the AEF Grant (Publication Subsidy), Davies was able to produce 12 color plates for the Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Palaeography. The authors of the Handbook chapters discuss and instruct readers in techniques for carefully observing and recording Egyptian text and art. It was vital that the Handbook have some color images. Only with color images will readers fully understand authors' discussions on, for example, ink laying over interlocking strands of a papyrus, a full-color digital replica of a tomb, an ancient artist using red and black ink to sketch and correct drawings on a wall, or an epigrapher employing differently colored lines, such as red, yellow, green, blue, and black, to signal things to the viewer of a line drawing.

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Location: United States, Northern America, Americas Organiser(s): University of California, Berkeley Project partner(s): Oxford University Press. Dimitri Laboury of the University of Liège Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $2,000.00 Commencement Date: 07/2019 Project Status: Completed
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