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Author Gilibert, Alessandra.

Title Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance : the Stone Reliefs at Carchemish and Zincirli in the Earlier First Millennium BCE / Alessandra Gilibert
Published New York : De Gruyter, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 223 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Topoi. Berlin Studies of the Ancient World ; v. 2
Topoi (Berlin, Germany) ; v. 2
Summary The ceremonial centers of the Syro-Hittite city-states (1200-700 BC) were lavishly decorated with large-scale, open-air figurative reliefs - an original and greatly influential artistic tradition. But why exactly did the production of such an array of monumental images ever start? This volume explores how Syro-Hittite monumental art was used as a powerful backdrop to important ritual events, and opens up a new perspective by situating monumental art in the context of public performances and civic spectacles of great emotional impact, such as processions, royal triumphs, and dynastic funerals
Notes Based on a doctoral dissertation completed at the Freie Universität of Berlin in 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-158) and index
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Subject Hittites -- Civilization.
Monuments -- Turkey -- Carchemish (Extinct city)
Monuments -- Turkey -- Zincirli (Gaziantep İli)
Relief (Sculpture), Hittite -- Turkey -- Carchemish (Extinct city)
Relief (Sculpture), Hittite -- Turkey -- Zincirli (Gaziantep İli)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010052659
ISBN 1283164922
3110222264 (electronic bk.)
9783110222265 (electronic bk.)