Furniture at Deir el-Medîna, including wooden containers of the New Kingdom and Ostracon varille 19 /
Jac. J. Janssen.
London : Golden House Publications, 2009.
iv, 103 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
1906137072, 9781906137076
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London : Golden House Publications, 2009.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 102-103).
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Discussions of words for Egyptian furniture and boxes, mainly found in texts of the workmen village of Deir el-Medina. A special chapter is devoted to several words found in Ostracon Varille 19.
Main Description
The aim of this book is to find the link between words and household objects. Using ostraca and papyri from the workmen's village at Deir el-Medina, the author discusses both the kind and relative frequency of furniture and wooden receptacles used in a typical New Kingdom home. Forty words referring to normal household objects also feature in the remarkable and previously unpublished Ostracon Varille 19. These are compared with other occurrences in order to assess how common each article was in the life of the community.

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