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Feet of Fury: Demon Warrior Dancers of the New Kingdom / Kasia Szpakowska

Rich and Great. Studies in Honour of Anthony J. Spalinger on the Occasion of his 70th Feast of Thoth, Pages: 313 - 323

Swansea University Author: Szpakowska, Kasia

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This article focuses on the idiosyncratic representations of demonic entities that wield knives on their feet or secondary limbs. Beginning in the New Kingdom, they appear occasionally on rings or seals, but more usually on household furniture such as beds, chairs and headrests. This particular icon...

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Published in: Rich and Great. Studies in Honour of Anthony J. Spalinger on the Occasion of his 70th Feast of Thoth
Published: Prague Charles University in Prague 2017
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa21739
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Abstract: This article focuses on the idiosyncratic representations of demonic entities that wield knives on their feet or secondary limbs. Beginning in the New Kingdom, they appear occasionally on rings or seals, but more usually on household furniture such as beds, chairs and headrests. This particular iconography is rare not only in Ancient Egyptian art but in representations of liminal entities in other cultures. The goal of this discussion is to analyse this foot-knife demon icon in terms of its context, the nature of the weapon itself, and the pose.
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Start Page: 313
End Page: 323