Tag Archives: ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUSIC

CHEIROS-NOMOS (C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  24/11/18) This example of medieval art from a mural in Kyzyl, Chinese Turkestan, is found in the Berlin Museum (cited by Haïk-Vantoura, op. cit., p. 77). Complex gestures of purely religious significance are common enough in Asian artwork. … Continue reading

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CHEIROS-NOMOS (B)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  5/12/16) The above illustration (after Manniche, op. cit., pp. 24-25) is the most complete I have seen to date; it is taken from a mural in the tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep at Saqqara (5th Dynasty). The ensemble … Continue reading

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CHEIROS-NOMOS (A)

CHIRONOMY IN THE ANCIENT WORLD The te`amim are actually a transcription of a series of gestures of the hand and/or fingers, each gesture representing a musical value. In other words, the written signs are a shorthand for a specific chironomy … Continue reading

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