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Amulets of the First Millennium BC in Lower Egypt

DEPT/SUBJECT AREA Egyptology

SUPERVISOR(S) Dr. Troy Sagrillo and Dr. Christian Knoblauch

RESEARCH DEGREE CANDIDATURE: PhD

THESIS TITLE Amulets of the First Millennium BC in Lower Egypt


SYNOPSIS 

The dissertation deals with the typology and trade of amulets in the Egyptian Nile Delta during the first millennium BC. The study includes around twenty sites in the Lower Egypt and analyses amulets, and contexts in which they were found. It classifies these amulets, underlining the characteristics of specific groups of amulets, based on the iconography, style, material, manufacture technique, provenance, etc. Later on, the research focuses on the trade of these small objects, identifying main production centres in the Lower Egypt. It studies the presence of workshops of amulets and observes their circulation in the area. Consequently, it deals with the trade of amulets on a larger scale, throughout Egypt, as well as with the Mediterranean and Levant. The dissertation includes also a typological catalogue of amulets from Lower Egypt from the first millennium BC.


CONFERENCE PAPERS

with Mohamed Kenawi, “From Soil to Library: Recent Investigations and Future Perspectives of Kom al-Ahmer/Kom Wasit, Egypt.” Oxford Archaeological Fieldwork Seminar. Oxford, 13. February 2019. 

"Late Dynastic and Early Ptolemaic Material Culture from the Western Delta of Egypt." Fourth British Egyptology Congress. Manchester, 7. – 9. September 2018. 

"House of the Horses: Finds from a Domestic House at Kom Wasit." Fifth Delta Survey Workshop. Alexandria, Egypt, 6. – 7. April 2017.


PUBLICATIONS

Furlan, Urška. “Staroegipčanski amuleti boga Besa v slovenskih javnih zbirkah / Ancient Egyptian Bes Amulets in Slovene Public Collections.” ARGO 61 (2018): 14–27.

IN PRESS:

Furlan, Urška. “The Finds from the House of the Horses.” In Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I, Excavations in the Metelite nome, edited by Mohamed Kenawi. Oxford: Archaeopress.

–––. “The Finds from the Temple Enclosure at Kom Wasit.” In Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I, Excavations in the Metelite nome, edited by Mohamed Kenawi. Oxford: Archaeopress.

–––. “The Finds from Kom al-Ahmer.” In Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I, Excavations in the Metelite nome, edited by Mohamed Kenawi. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Furlan, Urška, Mohamed Kenawi and Amy Wilson. “Catalogue of Finds from the House of the Horses.” In Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I, Excavations in the Metelite nome, edited by Mohamed Kenawi. Oxford: Archaeopress.

–––. “Catalogue of Finds from the Temple Enclosure at Kom Wasit.” In Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I, Excavations in the Metelite nome, edited by Mohamed Kenawi. Oxford: Archaeopress.

–––. “Catalogue of Finds from Kom al-Ahmer.” In Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit I, Excavations in the Metelite nome, edited by Mohamed Kenawi. Oxford: Archaeopress.


Funding

Scholarship for postgraduate studies abroad by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Photographer and objects specialist at: Kom al-Ahmer – Kom Wasit Archaeological Project, Padova University and Italian-Egyptian Archaeological Centre (2016 – current).