Assyrian Reliefs from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II: A Cultural Biography

Assyrian Reliefs from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II: A Cultural Biography

by Ada Cohen
     
 

An insider’s look at the iconography and history of Assyrian reliefs and the West’s fascination with these ancient monumentsSee more details below

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An insider’s look at the iconography and history of Assyrian reliefs and the West’s fascination with these ancient monuments

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“This volume will reward the careful reader with a lively ongoing debate about the significance and meaning of the figures and motifs featured in these more “static” Assyrian reliefs. The New England reliefs, and the repeated sacred figures in general, have heretofore been neglected in favor of those illustrating active narratives such as hunts and warfare, and this volume helps to remedy this omission. The general reader will be rewarded with an interesting and up-to-date account of how Assyrian motifs have figured in the visual, historical, and religious life of the United States, from New England all the way to the Los Angeles malls.”—American Journal of Archaeology

“Assyrian Reliefs is certain to find a place on the shelves of many libraries and even personal collections. Though we cannot all have first-hand access to Assyrian art, Assyrian Reliefs offers the next best thing—high quality images accompanied by thought-provoking interpretations.”—CAA Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584658177
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Publication date:
04/13/2010
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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