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Ayad: God's Wife, God's Servant : The God's Wife of Amun (ca.740-525 BC). Pb

  • God's Wife, God's Servant : The God's Wife of Amun (ca.740-525 BC)
  • Miriam F. Ayad
  • Paperback, 216 pages, illustrations, 226 x 152 mm

Drawing on textual, iconographic and archaeological evidence, this book highlights a historically documented instance, where five single women were elevated to a position of supreme religious authority. The women were Libyan and Nubian royal princesses who, consecutively, held the title of God's Wife of Amun during the Egyptian Twenty-third to Twenty-sixth dynasties (c.754–525 BCE).
 
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Mariam F. Ayad explores how five women were elevated to a position of supreme religious authority. Drawing on a variety of textual, iconographic, and archaeological evidence, and containing fifty-one black and white and colour illustrations, the volume discusses this often neglected subject, placing the women within the broader context of the politically volatile, turbulent seventh and eighth centuries BCE.
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