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Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance

The Stone Reliefs at Carchemish and Zincirli in the Earlier First Millennium BCE

Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance
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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.
De Gruyter; May 2011
240 pages; ISBN 9783110222265
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