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Anth 311 Lecture 7

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Anth 311 Lecture 7 Anth 311

Hallie Notetaker
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The Intermediate Period
Ancient Egypt
Dr. Ron Schirmer
Class Notes
Anthropology, ancient egypt




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Date Created: 02/25/16
2/24/16 Lecture 7: The First Intermediate Period Art  Formalization of art style was a hallmark of state formation in the early dynastic  What does a “state style” accomplish? o Not only common visual vocabulary (universal access to image meaning) o But also hegemonic control of the imagery o Thus, state style is a powerful tool in expressing and maintaining power  Art provides us with one of the most powerful ways to look at the intermediate period, too o Important in recognizing social developments o Distinct patterns in the different major regions o Yet not through massive building projects, which resume in the Middle Kingdom The War Between the States  Remember “nome” structure o Dissolution of centralized authority opened the door for local groups  Again not clear why dissolution – possibly because of Pepi II’s reign o They had already gained some measure of authority, lack of centralization allows expansion  Two major centers emerged o Upper Egypt from Thebes  11 and 12 dynasties emerge at same time as 9 th o Lower Egypt from Herakleopoths Magth  Initially rule was 7 and 8 dynasties from Memphis  9 and 10 dynasties from Herakleopolis  Whole period lasted c. 200 years o Some “King” names known, most not o Most information from tomb scripts  But again, remember, they were political too  Abundant evidence that greatest changes were inversely effective o Elites lost ground  No king ruled long enough to build temples  No funds to build due to funds being spent on war o Commoners gained ground  More local worship and local rule  Some periods of stress o Environmental  Flood failures, but very few – overall, good floods o Social  Warfare – conscription and economic disruption but sporadic  Responses o Stylistic and ideation all regionalization  Greater complexity everywhere o Literary response  “Coffin Texts” written at time, emphasizing accomplishments of individuals in protecting, providing, etc.  “Wisdom Texts” written later, emphasizing quelling chaos as foundation for Middle Kingdom Upper Egypt  Sites and artifacts show clear break with Old Kingdom o Ironic because Upper Egypt is where Egypt was first unified o New pottery forms, new decorative traditions  Apparent emphasis on efficiency o Often characterized as “devolution” but lively and free of constraint  First production of purely funerary goods for most burials o Previous practice was to include everyday items  Nomarchic family at Thebes consolidated power and began to challenge Royal- descendent family at Herakleopolis o Most attacks in Middle Egypt at Abydos and Asyut Lower Egypt  Derived from old Royal line o Unclear how direct, but much information in art  Maintenance of pottery forms, decorations, etc.  Even so, parallel trends in production reflect growing importance of production for common usages  Capitol moved from Memphis to Herakleopolis (Lower Egypt won) o Burials at Saqqara demonstrate conceived link o Still not centralized power – no major monuments o But continued alliance of nomarchs to Herakleopolitan King  Emphasis on tradition likely formed “Achilles Heel” The Clash and Reunification  Long history of Theban insurrection  Long quashed by alliance between Herakleopolitan and Asyutian nomarchs  Became systemic under Intef I o Advanced by Mentuhotep I o Completed by Intef II  Broke the alliance, domino effect from there  Limited nomarchs – all allegiance was directly to him  Resumption of widespread presence of ruler at distant temple complexes  Drew on maintained expertise in old Memphite style


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