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Author Fowden, Garth.

Title Quṣayr ʻAmra : art and the Umayyad elite in late antique Syria / Garth Fowden
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 390 pages) : illustrations, map
Series The transformation of the classical heritage ; 36
Transformation of the classical heritage ; 36
Contents Musil's Fairy-Tale Castle -- Luxuries of the Bath -- The Hunt -- "O God, Bless the Amír" -- The Princely Patron -- Maintaining the Dynasty -- The Six Kings -- A Captive Sasanian Princess -- Qusayr 'Amra Contextualized -- Umayyad Self-Representation
Summary The remarkable frescoes of Quṣayr ʻAmra were probably painted in the middle of the 8th century for a Muslim Arab prince. However many problems remain with regard to the date, the patron and even the meaning of the often erotic scenes. Garth Fowden explores this treasure from the Syrian Desert
Analysis Humaniora Kunst
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-374) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Qusayr ʻAmrah (Jordan : Dwelling)
Arabic poetry -- 622-750 -- History and criticism.
Mural painting and decoration, Umayyad -- Jordan -- Foreign influences.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520236653 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
0520929608 (electronic bk.)
9780520236653 (cloth ;) (alk. paper)
9780520929609 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ;) (alk. paper)
Other Titles Art and the Umayyad elite in late antique Syria