E. Christiana Köhler and Jana Jones. Helwan II. The Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom funerary relief slabs. Studies on the Archeology and History of Ancient Egypt, Volume 25. 220 pages, 72 illustrations, 20 tables, 45 plates
The volume contains the archaeological and epigraphic documentation of 41 Early Dynastic Relief Plates and the Early Old Kingdom from Helwan. Through complete publication and comprehensive information, he seeks to facilitate the systematic study, temporal organization, and interpretation of this complex, which is of paramount importance for understanding the art, archeology, language, grave customs, and society of early Egypt. Chapter 1 traces the discovery story and the interpretation change. Chapter 2 describes the archaeological contexts in terms of deposition and timing. Chapter 3 discusses material, processing, shapes and styles. Chapter 4 deals with pictorial representations, their inner structure, iconography, interpretation and comparison with simultaneous parallels. By means of correspondence analysis, an exact chronological framework is established. Chapter 5 offers a commentary and a discussion of the inscriptions. Chapters 6 and 7 contain an overall interpretation. The book concludes with a catalog of descriptions, translations, line drawings and photos of all the pieces.