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The Resource Gods and garments : textiles in Greek sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st centuries BC, by Cecilie Brøns

Gods and garments : textiles in Greek sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st centuries BC, by Cecilie Brøns

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Gods and garments : textiles in Greek sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st centuries BC
Title
Gods and garments
Title remainder
textiles in Greek sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st centuries BC
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by Cecilie Brøns
Title variation
Textiles in Greek sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st centuries BC
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Language
eng
Summary
Textiles comprise a vast and wide category of material culture and constitute a crucial part of the ancient economy. Yet, studies of classical antiquity still often leave out this important category of material culture, partly due to the textiles themselves being only rarely preserved in the archaeological record. This neglect is also prevalent in scholarship on ancient Greek religion and ritual, although it is one of the most vibrant and rapidly developing branches of classical scholarship. The aim of the present enquiry is, therefore, to introduce textiles into the study of ancient Greek religion and thereby illuminate the roles textiles played in the performance of Greek ritual and their wider consequences. Among the questions posed are how and where we can detect the use of textiles in the sanctuaries, and how they were used in rituals including their impact on the performance of these rituals and the people involved. Chapters centre on three themes: first, the dedication of textiles and clothing accessories in Greek sanctuaries is investigated through a thorough examination of the temple inventories. Second, the use of textiles to dress ancient cult images is explored. The examination of Hellenistic and Roman copies of ancient cult images from Asia Minor as well as depictions of cult images in vase-painting in collocation with written sources illustrates the existence of this particular ritual custom in ancient Greece. Third, the existence of dress codes in the Greek sanctuaries is addressed through an investigation of the existence of particular attire for ritual personnel as well as visitors to the sanctuaries with the help of iconography and written sources. By merging the study of Greek religion and the study of textiles, the current study illustrates how textiles are, indeed, central materialisations of Greek cult, by reason of their capacity to accentuate and epitomize aspects of identity, spirituality, position in the religious system, by their forms as links between the maker, user, wearer, but also as key material agents in the performance of rituals and communication with the divine.--
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Brøns, Cecilie
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ancient textiles series
Series volume
28
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  • Textile fabrics, Ancient
  • Clothing and dress
  • Greece
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • RELIGION
  • Clothing and dress
  • Religion
  • Greece
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers
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Gods and garments : textiles in Greek sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st centuries BC, by Cecilie Brøns
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Publication
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Based on the author's thesis (University of Copenhagen)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Part II. Dedications of textiles and accessories in Greek sanctuaries -- Part III. Cult images and dress -- Part IV. Sacred dress codes
Control code
ocn960905990
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 452 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785703584
Lccn
2016047159
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvgz79m9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960905990
Label
Gods and garments : textiles in Greek sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st centuries BC, by Cecilie Brøns
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the author's thesis (University of Copenhagen)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Part II. Dedications of textiles and accessories in Greek sanctuaries -- Part III. Cult images and dress -- Part IV. Sacred dress codes
Control code
ocn960905990
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 452 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781785703584
Lccn
2016047159
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvgz79m9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960905990

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