Le Caire: Publications de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1981. First edition. Softcover. Folio (14 x 10 3/4"). xxvii, , 364pp (Text), xii leaves (Plates) (Vol. 1); xiv, , 115, pp (Text), xxv x 2 (50)pp (Plates) (Vol. 2). Original printed wrappers with red and black lettering to front covers.
- Nicolas-Christophe Grimal's "La Stèle Triomphale de Pi(ânkh)y au Musée du Caire, JE 48862 et 47086-47089" is a fascinating monograph on The Victory Stela of Piankhi, a stela that dates to Egypt’s Twenty-fifth Dynasty (ca.747-656 BCE ), during the twenty-first yearof Piankhi’s reign (ca. 747-716 BCE ). It was intended to justify his rulership over all of Egypt. The stela was designed to represent Piankhi, who was a Nubian, as a true Egyptian and as superior to his Libyan opponent in the Nile Delta. Nubia was located along the Nile River just south of Egypt in an area between modern-day Aswan and Meroë, Sudan. During theTwenty-fifth Dynasty, the capital of Nubia was located at Napata, from which Piankhi reigned. The stela, made of dark-gray granite, was discovered in the temple of the god Amun (spelled “Amon” in the document) at Jebel Barkal in 1862. It measures approximately six feet in height; four feet, seven inches in width; and one foot, five inches in thickness and weighs some two and a quarter tons. The text on the stela consists of 159 lines. When discovered, the stela was almost intact, with the exception of one piece from the right-hand portion of the reverse side,which compromises parts of lines 35–50 of the text.
- Grimal's Quatre Stèles Napatéennes au Musée du Caire, JE 48863-48866 is a very important study on the history as well as the language of the kingdom of Kush/Napata. The author presents a modern 'editio princeps' of the royal inscriptions of Harsiotef (the most difficult to understand in this group). The Dream Stela of Tanwatami, the Excommunication Stela, attributed to Aspelta, the Intronisation stele, and the Harsiotef stela are here reproduced and explained.
Some moderate age-wear and sporadic soiling to wrappers. Ex-library copy with bookplate on inside of front covers, and stamps at top and lower paper edges. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #44483