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A Wonder to Behold - Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate (Hardcover) Loot Price: R975
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A Wonder to Behold - Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate (Hardcover): Anastasia Amrhein, Clare...

A Wonder to Behold - Craftsmanship and the Creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate (Hardcover)

Anastasia Amrhein, Clare Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Knott

Series: Institute for the Study of Ancient World Exhibition Catalogs

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An in-depth and beautifully illustrated look at one of the most revered works of antiquity, the Ishtar Gate of ancient Babylon In the ancient Near East, expert craftspeople were more than technicians: they numbered among those special members of society who could access the divine. While the artisans' names are largely unknown today, their legacy remains in the form of spectacular artworks and monuments. One of the most celebrated works of antiquity-Babylon's Ishtar Gate and its affiliated Processional Way-featured a dazzling array of colorful beasts assembled from molded, baked, and glazed bricks. Such an awe-inspiring structure demanded the highest level of craft; each animal was created from dozens of bricks that interlocked like a jigsaw. Yet this display of technical and artistic skill also served a ritual purpose, since the Gate provided a divinely protected entrance to the sacred inner city of Babylon. A Wonder to Behold explores ancient Near Eastern ideas about the transformative power of materials and craftsmanship as they relate to the Ishtar Gate. This beautifully illustrated catalogue accompanies an exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. Essays by archaeologists, art historians, curators, conservators, and text specialists examine a wide variety of artifacts from major American and European institutions. Contributors include Anastasia Amrhein, Heather Baker, Jean-Francois de Laperouse, Eduardo Escobar, Anja Fugert, Sarah Graff, Helen Gries, Elizabeth Knott, Katherine Larson, Beate Pongratz-Leisten, Shiyanthi Thavapalan, and May-Sarah Zessin. Distributed for the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University Exhibition Schedule Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University Exhibition Dates: November 6, 2019-May 24, 2020

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Institute for the Study of Ancient World Exhibition Catalogs
Release date: December 2019
Editors: Anastasia Amrhein • Clare Fitzgerald • Elizabeth Knott
Dimensions: 267 x 229 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 186
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-20015-6
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > BC to 500 CE, Ancient & classical world
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > Middle & Near Eastern archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > Middle & Near Eastern archaeology > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
LSN: 0-691-20015-7
Barcode: 9780691200156

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