The shell motif in the culture and architecture of the ancient town of Marina el-Alamein in Egypt

2021
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dc.abstract.enAt the archaeological site of Marina el-Alamein in Egypt, many monuments and everyday objects feature motifs related to Aphrodite and her cult. One recurring theme is the seashell that lamps are often decorated with. In one case, it accompa nies the depiction of the goddess herself. This article collects oil lamps with the image of a scallop shell from the research of the Polish-Egyptian Conservation Mission, as well as already published specimens from earlier archaeological research. It has been noted to date that this motif is one of the most common on lamps found in Marina el-Alamein. Shells also appear on architectural elements - in the fi nials of niches with a religious purpose, located in the main reception halls of houses. In such aediculae they are well exposed, but the use of shells does not arise from the shape of the architectural framing. Therefore, other reasons, possibly symbolic ones, for including this motif in decoration should be considered.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filozoficzny : Katedra Porównawczych Studiów Cywilizacjipl
dc.contributor.authorBąkowska-Czerner, Grażyna - 213988 pl
dc.contributor.authorCzerner, Rafałpl
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-30T23:29:43Z
dc.date.available2021-12-30T23:29:43Z
dc.date.issued2021pl
dc.description.additionalNieaktywne DOI: 10.12775/EtudTrav.34.004pl
dc.description.number34pl
dc.description.physical71-91pl
dc.identifier.eissn2449-9579pl
dc.identifier.issn2084-6762pl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/286394
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
dc.pbn.affiliationDziedzina nauk humanistycznych : nauki o kulturze i religiipl
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dc.subject.enGraeco-Roman Egyptpl
dc.subject.enarchitecturepl
dc.subject.enscallop shellpl
dc.subject.endecorationpl
dc.subject.enreligionpl
dc.subject.enAphroditepl
dc.subject.enlamppl
dc.subject.enaediculapl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleThe shell motif in the culture and architecture of the ancient town of Marina el-Alamein in Egyptpl
dc.title.journalÉtudes et Travaux (Institute des Cultures Méditerranéennes et Orientales de l'Académie Polonaise des Sciences)pl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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dc.abstract.enpl
At the archaeological site of Marina el-Alamein in Egypt, many monuments and everyday objects feature motifs related to Aphrodite and her cult. One recurring theme is the seashell that lamps are often decorated with. In one case, it accompa nies the depiction of the goddess herself. This article collects oil lamps with the image of a scallop shell from the research of the Polish-Egyptian Conservation Mission, as well as already published specimens from earlier archaeological research. It has been noted to date that this motif is one of the most common on lamps found in Marina el-Alamein. Shells also appear on architectural elements - in the fi nials of niches with a religious purpose, located in the main reception halls of houses. In such aediculae they are well exposed, but the use of shells does not arise from the shape of the architectural framing. Therefore, other reasons, possibly symbolic ones, for including this motif in decoration should be considered.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filozoficzny : Katedra Porównawczych Studiów Cywilizacji
dc.contributor.authorpl
Bąkowska-Czerner, Grażyna - 213988
dc.contributor.authorpl
Czerner, Rafał
dc.date.accessioned
2021-12-30T23:29:43Z
dc.date.available
2021-12-30T23:29:43Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2021
dc.description.additionalpl
Nieaktywne DOI: 10.12775/EtudTrav.34.004
dc.description.numberpl
34
dc.description.physicalpl
71-91
dc.identifier.eissnpl
2449-9579
dc.identifier.issnpl
2084-6762
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/286394
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eng
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eng
dc.pbn.affiliationpl
Dziedzina nauk humanistycznych : nauki o kulturze i religii
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Graeco-Roman Egypt
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architecture
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scallop shell
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decoration
dc.subject.enpl
religion
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Aphrodite
dc.subject.enpl
lamp
dc.subject.enpl
aedicula
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Article
dc.titlepl
The shell motif in the culture and architecture of the ancient town of Marina el-Alamein in Egypt
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Études et Travaux (Institute des Cultures Méditerranéennes et Orientales de l'Académie Polonaise des Sciences)
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