Posts tagged with: iconography

This is one of a series of blogs written as an assignment by the 2015-16 Year 3 and MA students taking a course on “Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt” offered by Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University.   Have you seen this demon? Description: This demon has a distinguishable iconography...
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You are warmly invited to join us for ‘Demon stations’, a hands-on arts and crafts event for all the family where you get to create your very own heroes and demons. Dress up as your favourite hero or villain and come along to Swansea Museum to make your own character...
Rita Lucarelli Assistant Professor of Egyptology Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley The ancient Egyptian netherworld was populated by embodied creatures with supernatural powers and hybrid appearance, which are conventionally called “demons” or daimones and which function, as in many other ancient and modern religions, as a...
“Armed and Dangerous: An Iconography of Protective Middle and New Kingdom Demons” by Kasia Szpakowska One of the most obvious characteristics of Middle Kingdom iconography is the surfacing of new populations of beings, many of them creatively composite. They appear as both two and three-dimensional images on objects and as...
“Armed and Dangerous: An Iconography of Protective Middle and New Kingdom Demons” Dr. Kasia Szpakowska Associate Professor of Egyptology, Swansea University Director of the Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project: 2K One of the most obvious characteristics of Middle Kingdom iconography is the surfacing of new populations of beings, many of them creatively...
“Armed and Dangerous: An Iconography of Protective Middle and New Kingdom Demons” Kasia Szpakowska, Swansea University, Wales 6:30 pm: Pre-Lecture Reception ($5.00/person) 7:00 pm: Lecture (Free)   Location: **This event takes place in Alexandria** 505 East Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314 Across the street from Braddock road Metro station. Venue sponsored by Hands Along the Nile Development...
Today, the Demon Things Conference 2016 welcomed over 85 delegates to the impressive Taliesin Theatre next to the Egypt Centre, where nine excellent papers were presented over the theatre’s huge screen (for images please visit our Facebook site.) A conference on “demons” was always destined to warrant a few demons of our own...
Here is a lovely little canine with BIG knives wielded by his hands and on his feet, as well as snakes coming out of his mouth. He is fiercely ready to protect your sleep! He can be found on the base (section E on the sketch) of the New Kingdom...
This week the Demonology 2K team met with visiting scholar John Wyatt, who specialises in identifying bird and animal species in ancient Egyptian depictions. Together we discussed the different ways in which demons can be depicted and what animal species are used to create their images. We had lots of...
From the Outside Looking In: Digitization of Ancient Egyptian Objects and Entities Kasia Szpakowska Associate Professor of Egyptology Swansea University, Wales Time: April 13, 2015;  5:30-6:30 p.m. Venue: 254 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Sponsor: Near Eastern Studies & Center for Tebtunis Papyri Event Contact: [email protected] This presentation provides an overview of...