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Author Gilibert, Alessandra.

Title Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance [electronic resource] : the Stone Reliefs at Carchemish and Zincirli in the Earlier First Millennium BCE / Alessandra Gilibert.

Imprint New York : De Gruyter, 2011, ©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 ; v. 2.
Note Based on a doctoral dissertation completed at the Freie Universität of Berlin in 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-158) and index.
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.
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Subject Relief (Sculpture), Hittite -- Turkey -- Carchemish (Extinct city)
Relief (Sculpture), Hittite -- Turkey -- Zincirli (Gaziantep İli)
Monuments -- Turkey -- Carchemish (Extinct city)
Monuments -- Turkey -- Zincirli (Gaziantep İli)
Hittites -- Civilization.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Gilibert, Alessandra. Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance. New York : De Gruyter, 2011, ©2011 9783110222258 (DLC) 2010052659 (OCoLC)694566446
ISBN 9783110222265 (electronic bk.)
3110222264 (electronic bk.)