Some observations on name rings: towards a typology

Laura Peirce

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Research to date on name rings, which form a singular component of topographical lists, has primarily focused on the toponyms enclosed in the rings and their subsequent relevance to military campaigns. This article aims to explore another valuable facet of this phenomenon. It details the results of an investigation into the development of the iconography of the personages attached to these name rings during the Eighteenth Dynasty and early Nineteenth Dynasty on Egyptian royal monuments. Clear trends were discernible, from accoutrements to coiffures, that may be able to assist in the dating of royal monuments within sacred spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-135
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of Egyptian History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • Egypt
  • name rings
  • topographical lists
  • Asiatics
  • Nubians


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