This study of the Late Egyptian literary work, The Contendings between the Body and the Head, presents a new edition of the Turin writing tablet CGT 58004. Having visualised recent photos of the tablet with DStretch, a new transcription of the text can be presented, along with a new translation. A textual analysis, moreover, reveals the highly playful and metaphorical nature of the language, whereby the feminine body paints a vivid picture of her roles and responsibilities in order to challenge the primacy of the masculine head.
|Translated title of the contribution||Insights into the Contendings between the Body and the Head – A New Edition and a Textual Analysis of tTurin CGT 58004 (Cat. 6238)|
|Number of pages||28|
|Journal||Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2023|
- ancient egyptian texts