Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image


The Tekenu and Ancient Egyptian Funerary Ritual, Paperback / softback Book

The Tekenu and Ancient Egyptian Funerary Ritual Paperback / softback

Part of the Archaeopress Egyptology series


What is the Tekenu? What was its function? What are its origins? These are questions upon which Egyptologists have long pondered.

However, Egyptologists, until now, have avoided any major work on the topic.

Previous treatments of the Tekenu largely adopt a selective approach focusing on a specific form.

Rarely has the Tekenu been examined profoundly in all of its forms or contexts with its possible origins commented upon merely in passing.

The aim of The Tekenu and Ancient Egyptian Funerary Ritual is to provide a provocative examination and interpretation of the Tekenu in an endeavour to proffer plausible answers hitherto eluding scholars.

Attested from the Fifth Dynasty until, and including the Saite Period, the Tekenu is a puzzling icon which is depicted within the funerary scenes in the tombs of some ancient Egyptian nobles.

In this work four distinct types of Tekenu are identified and classified and then a Corpus Catalogue is formed.

The Tekenu is appraised within the context of the wall scene.

Two tombs are dealt with in greater detail.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 312 pages, 362 figures (colour and black & white), 1 table
  • Publisher: Archaeopress
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology
  • ISBN: 9781789691825



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Archaeopress Egyptology series   |  View all