God's Wife, God's Servant
The God's Wife of Amun (ca.740–525 BC)
Mariam F. Ayad explores how five women were elevated to a position of supreme religious authority. Drawing on a variety of textual, iconographic, and archaeological evidence, and containing fifty-one black and white and colour illustrations, the volume discusses this often neglected subject, placing the women within the broader context of the politically volatile, turbulent seventh and eighth centuries BCE.
Assistant Director, Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, University of Memphis; previous career at American University in Cairo and at Brown University