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The same ritual artistry that sought to protect the tomb from the harmful intentions of outsiders made possible its penetration, not as a physical movement, but as a movement of mind, anchored in the shared memory of past sacrifice. The Enchantment of Authority In discussing Gell’s ideas in relation to ancient Egypt, I have avoided some of the more obvious remarks that could be made about the ritual animation of images and the consubstantiality of objects, persons, and gods. Central though these topics are, it seems to me that the more novel and provocative aspect of Gell’s theory, particularly from the standpoint of early Egyptian art, lies elsewhere.
They allow one to focus on fundamental underlying relational structures. To what extent do similar kinds of social structure give rise to similar structures of artistic agency? How are the characteristic ways in which the agency of art is exercised in particular artistic traditions transformed by structural changes in cosmology? Which of the logically possible structures regularly occur, and which rarely if ever achieve historical instantiation and why? ’’ The distributed person was mapped in a Gellogram, but no similar attempt is made to map the distributed object.
57. 31 Most notably H. Belting, Likeness and Presence: a History of the Image before the Era of Art (Chicago, 1994). 32 D. Preziosi, Rethinking Art History: Meditations on a Coy Science (New Haven, 1989), pp. 15–17. , p. 16; Bal and Bryson, ‘‘Semiotics,’’ pp. 175–6. 34 For examples of such work see Bal and Bryson, ‘‘Semiotics,’’ p. 175, and M. Bal, Reading ‘‘Rembrandt’’: Beyond the Word–Image Opposition (Cambridge, 1991). 35 Bal and Bryson, ‘‘Semiotics,’’ p. 179. 36 J. Elsner, Art and the Roman Viewer: the Transformation of Art from the Pagan World to Christianity (Cambridge, 1995).