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Volume 4 ,issue 2 | Summer and Autumn 2014 | Pages : 10.21608/EJARS.2014.7267

LAZY, SLEEPY AND BLIND DOORKEEPERS IN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART

Document Type: Original article

DOI: 119-128

pages: 10.21608/EJARS.2014.7267

Authors:
El-Sayyad, E.
Lecturer History & Archaeology dept. Faculty of Arts. Alexandria Univ., Egypt

Abstract:
Unusual phenomenon related with doorkeepers and guards in ancient Egyptian art, which depicted them as blind or sleep in the new kingdom tomb's scenes, so it reflected to literature cases. most scholars refer to it as kind of cynical art or a comic art. While others doesn't attract it their sights. In fact, this repeated scenes didn't happen by chance, but it necessary had a certain mean in the think of ancient Egyptian especially he represented this phenomenon by many styles, once as blind doorkeeper, and others as lazy or sleepy. the beginning of this phenomenon was at new kingdom and afterwards, so it may be related with some ideas known in the book of the dead.

Keywords:
Door keeper; Guard; Gates; Book of the death; blind

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