• Drimmer, "The Hieroglyphs of Kingship: Itay's Egypt in Early Tudor England and the Manuscript as Monument," MAAR 59/60 (2014/15): 255-83

    Author(s):
    Sonja Drimmer (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Subject(s):
    Manuscript studies, Art history, Early modern history, Egyptology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/05pe-8n37
    Abstract:
    This article examines a manuscript in the British Library that offers one of the earliest known illustrated dictionaries of Egyptian (pseudo)hieroglyphs produced in Early Modern Europe. The c.1507 book was based on a manuscript that purports to define Egyptian hieroglyphs and which was found on a Greek Island. It was translated and written by an Italian monk, illustrated in France, and then transported to England for prospective presentation to King Henry VII. Moreover, most of it images were copied from an array of printed sources. As such it is a miniature monument of early sixteenth-century cosmopolitan exchange.
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