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see hieroglyphichieroglyphic
[Gr.,=priestly carving], type of writing used in ancient Egypt. Similar pictographic styles of Crete, Asia Minor, and Central America and Mexico are also called hieroglyphics (see Minoan civilization; Anatolian languages; Maya; Aztec).
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Though Gill may have increasingly distanced himself from figures like Epstein and Fry, David Jones grew more open to the possibilities of modern art, breaking free of Gill's hieratic strictures with the move to Capel-y-Ffin.
E.67.1926: Only a single preserved phrase is present on this hieratic ostracon--bch m w3s.t "the inundation in Thebes." To Hagen's general identification of this ostracon as a "literary/religious" composition, one may mention specifically the genre "praise of cities" attested on several ostraca and appearing prominently within the Late Egyptian Miscellanies (Ragazzoli 2008).
All participants agreed that, in accordance with the current canonical restrictions, women are forbidden to enter into the sacramental or "hieratic" priesthood, except the "diaconal" one.
Analyzing voting patterns with techniques of multidimensional scaling and hieratic clustering does reveal alignments and shifts of alignment that simply reading roll calls would miss.
Hieratic inscriptions (a cursive form of hieroglyphs) revealed that most of the mummies in the tomb were related to two pharaohs, Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III, who ruled during the 14th century B.C.
The analysis of the hieratic inscriptions (related to hieroglyphics) revealed that tomb KV 40 contains the mummified remains of at least 8 hitherto unknown royal daughters, four princes and several foreign ladies.
Their hieratic poses reflect an unremitting court protocol, yet the paintings here also recount a tense historical narrative: the ageing and politically beleaguered Philip IV sought a male heir through his second marriage to the 14-year-old Mariana of Austria who, following his death, ruled as regent for 10 years prior to the accession of their son, Charles II.
It is she who speaks for the most part, and her language is hieratic and incantational, as if her story were to be intoned, rather than merely spoken.
Even the inscrutable hieratic gestures (Buddhist, I'm told) seemed to match something analogously inscrutable in Wagner.
He demonstrates an exceptional electicism and a big diversity, as also evidenced by his female figurative compositions, "female cenacles" which, while paying tribute to Giotto and Piero della Francesca by their silent and hieratic figures and clear geometric forms, however, are impregnated with such a modernism that corrodes traditional iconography.
In general English usage, the word perspective is used to signify a particular point of view as in, "From an historical perspective ...," or as, "putting things in their proper perspective." Art Historians may speak of the "atmospheric perceptive" used by Leonardo DaVinci in which cooler colors are used to portray objects at a great distance, or "hieratic perspective" used in both Medieval and Oriental art where the more important personages are rendered larger than the rest, but Belting refers exclusively to the "mathematical perspective," described in Alhazen's original work on optics as titled in the Medieval Latin translation Perspectiva.
The French-born Jean-Francois Champollion, who deciphered the hieroglyphs, mentions an obscure sentence in the hieratic and hieroglyphic texts of the Rosetta Stone.'