Greek Art and the Orient

Greek Art and the Orient

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Paperback, Cambridge Univ Pr, 2012, ISBN13 9780521182997, ISBN10 0521182999
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GREEK ART AND THE ORIENT [9780521182997]

For over a century, scholars have recognized an orientalizing period in the history of early Greek art, in which Greek artisans fashioned works of art under the stimulus of Near Eastern imports or resident foreign artisans. Previous studies have emphasized the role of Greek and Phoenician traders in bringing about these contacts with the civilizations of the ancient Near East and Egypt, debating their duration or intensity in the Greek world. In this study, Ann Gunter interrogates the categories of Greek and Oriental as problematic and shifts emphasis to modes of contact and cultural transfers within a broader regional setting. Her provocative study places Greek encounters with the Near East and Egypt in the context of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, which by the 8th and 7th centuries BCE extended from southern Turkey to western Iran. Using an expanded array of archaeological and textual sources, she argues that crucial aspects of the identity and meaning of foreign works of art were constructed through circumstances of transfer, ownership, and display.

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Number of Pages: 257
Original Languages: English
Author: Gunter, Ann C.
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780521182997
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.75 x 9.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0521182999
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