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The Resource Art and immortality in the ancient Near East, Mehmet-Ali Ataç

Art and immortality in the ancient Near East, Mehmet-Ali Ataç

Label
Art and immortality in the ancient Near East
Title
Art and immortality in the ancient Near East
Statement of responsibility
Mehmet-Ali Ataç
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Discussions of apocalyptic thought and its sources in the ancient Near East, particularly Mesopotamia, have a long scholarly history, with a renewed interest and focus in the recent decades. Outside Assyriological scholarship as well, studies of the apocalyptic give significant credit to the ancient Near East, especially Babylonia and Iran, as potential sources for the manifestations of this phenomenon in the Hellenistic period. The emphasis on kingship and empire in apocalyptic modes of thinking warrants special attention paid to the regal art of ancient Mesopotamia and adjacent areas in its potential to express the relevant notions. In this book, Mehmet-Ali Atac demonstrates the importance of visual evidence as a source for apocalyptic thought. Focusing on the so-called investiture painting from Mari, he relates it to parallel evidence from the visual traditions of the Assyrian Empire, ancient Egypt, and Hittite Anatolia
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ataç, Mehmet-Ali
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8253.T5
LC item number
A83 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time and art
  • Holy, The, in art
  • Apocalyptic art
  • Art, Ancient
  • Apocalyptic art
  • Art, Ancient
  • Holy, The, in art
  • Time and art
  • Middle East
Label
Art and immortality in the ancient Near East, Mehmet-Ali Ataç
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "investiture" painting from Mari -- The iconographic analysis of the Mari painting -- The flood myth as paradigm -- The semantic of the frame of running spirals -- Implications of sacral time and eschatology -- The "royal destiny": the "garden scene" of Ashurbanipal revisited
Control code
971333779
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 285 pages
Isbn
9781107154957
Lccn
2017004679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971333779
Label
Art and immortality in the ancient Near East, Mehmet-Ali Ataç
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "investiture" painting from Mari -- The iconographic analysis of the Mari painting -- The flood myth as paradigm -- The semantic of the frame of running spirals -- Implications of sacral time and eschatology -- The "royal destiny": the "garden scene" of Ashurbanipal revisited
Control code
971333779
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xv, 285 pages
Isbn
9781107154957
Lccn
2017004679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)971333779

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