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Du luxe aux richesses-špss À propos de la scène du petit lever de Ptahhotep (Égypte, vers 2400-2300 av. J.-C.)

Abstract : The starting point of this paper is an analysis of a scene from the funerary chapel of Ptahhotep in Saqqara (5th dynasty), showing some aspects of the life of a member of the Egyptian elite. Through a semiotic approach to the image, we will consider the lexical family of the word šps(s) (“august, noble”) as a key to understanding the scene under discussion. Finally, we propose relating these ancient words to the modern idea of luxury.
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Sylvie Donnat. Du luxe aux richesses-špss À propos de la scène du petit lever de Ptahhotep (Égypte, vers 2400-2300 av. J.-C.). KTÈMA Civilisations de l'Orient, de la Grèce et de Rome antiques, Université de Strasbourg, 2018, Luxe et richesse dans l'Antiquité et à Byzance, 43, pp.35-46. ⟨halshs-01960130⟩

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