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The lives of Sumerian sculpture : an archaeology of the early dynastic temple, Jean M. Evans

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The lives of Sumerian sculpture : an archaeology of the early dynastic temple
Title
The lives of Sumerian sculpture
Title remainder
an archaeology of the early dynastic temple
Statement of responsibility
Jean M. Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the sculptures created during the Early Dynastic period (2900-2350 BC) of Sumer, a region corresponding to present-day southern Iraq. Featured almost exclusively in temple complexes, some 550 Early Dynastic stone statues of human figures carved in an abstract style have survived. Chronicling the intellectual history of ancient Near Eastern art history and archaeology at the intersection of sculpture and aesthetics, this book argues that the early modern reception of Sumer still influences ideas about these sculptures. Engaging also with the archaeology of the Early Dynastic temple, the book ultimately considers what a stone statue of a human figure has signified, both in modern times and in antiquity"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Evans, Jean M
Dewey number
732/.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NB80
LC item number
.E93 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sculpture, Sumerian
  • Figure sculpture
  • Temples
  • Archaeology and art
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Archaeology and art
  • Figure sculpture
  • Sculpture, Sumerian
  • Temples
  • Middle East
Label
The lives of Sumerian sculpture : an archaeology of the early dynastic temple, Jean M. Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; THE LIVES OF SUMERIAN SCULPTURE; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; A NOTE ON ANCIENT LANGUAGES; A NOTE ON UNPUBLISHED SOURCES FOR THIS STUDY; ONE SUMERIAN ORIGINS, 1850-1930: MAKING THE BODY VISIBLE; INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF SUMER, 1850-1930; PHILOLOGY AND THE SUMERIAN PROBLEM; VISUALIZING THE TERRAIN OF HUMAN TAXONOMY; BEAUTIFUL SKULLS: APOLLO BELVEDERE, CRANIOMETRY, AND THE RECONSTITUTION OF AN IDEAL; ARCHAEOLOGY, GUDEA, AND THE EXAMINATION OF MONUMENTS; "SUMERIAN" SKELETAL REMAINS; BIBLICAL, ETHNOGRAPHIC, AND CIVILIZED TIME IN SUMER
  • Conclusion: sculpting the sumerian bodytwo art history, ethnography, and beautiful sculpture; introduction: the 1930s as a transitional period in the study of sumerian sculpture; henri frankfort, the oriental institute, and physical anthropology; sculpture, ornament, and the origins of art; sumer, "primitive" art, and modern art; conclusion: ideals of sculpture; three seeing the divine: sanctuary, sculpture, and display; introduction: the early dynastic temple as museum; constructing sculpture display in ishtar temple g; sculpture display in the diyala temples and the early dynastic altar
  • Statues, access, and the divineconclusion: seeing as a cultural construction; four the early dynastic life of sculpture; introduction: approaching early dynastic sculpture; dedication in the early dynastic temple institution; materials and methods of manufacturing early dynastic sculpture; the subjects and objects of ritual in the life of sculpture; the death of sculpture?; conclusion: corporeal aesthetics and early dynastic temple sculpture; five becoming temple sculpture: the asmar hoard; introduction to the asmar hoard; locating the asmar hoard; actors, agency, and rituals of libation
  • TRADITION, HEIRLOOMS, AND DIYALA SCULPTUREBECOMING HUMAN: STYLE, IDENTITY, AND THE ASMAR HOARD; CONCLUSION: MODELS FOR THE HUMAN DONOR IN TEMPLE SCULPTURE; SIX GENDER AND IDENTITY IN EARLY DYNASTIC TEMPLE STATUES; INTRODUCTION: THE DONOR AS A SOCIAL PERSONA; MALE DONORS, OCCUPATION, AND IDENTITY; FEMALE DONORS: GENDER, BANQUETING, AND CULTIC PRACTICES; DEPOSITIONAL PATTERNS AT NIPPUR; FEMALE DONORS AND THE INANA TEMPLE; CONCLUSION: COLLECTIVE IDENTITY AND EARLY DYNASTIC SCULPTURE; CONCLUSION: MATERIALITY, ABSTRACTION, AND EARLY DYNASTIC SCULPTURE; NOTES; Introduction
  • Chapter One. Sumerian Origins, 1850-1930: Making the Body VisibleChapter Two. Art History, Ethnography, and Beautiful Sculpture; Chapter Three. Seeing the Divine: Sanctuary, Sculpture, and Display; Chapter Four. The Early Dynastic Life of Sculpture; Chapter Five. Becoming Temple Sculpture: The Asmar Hoard; Chapter Six. Gender and Identity in Early Dynastic Temple Statues; Conclusion: Materiality, Abstraction, and Early Dynastic Sculpture; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
816041346
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139776547
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)816041346
Label
The lives of Sumerian sculpture : an archaeology of the early dynastic temple, Jean M. Evans
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; THE LIVES OF SUMERIAN SCULPTURE; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; A NOTE ON ANCIENT LANGUAGES; A NOTE ON UNPUBLISHED SOURCES FOR THIS STUDY; ONE SUMERIAN ORIGINS, 1850-1930: MAKING THE BODY VISIBLE; INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF SUMER, 1850-1930; PHILOLOGY AND THE SUMERIAN PROBLEM; VISUALIZING THE TERRAIN OF HUMAN TAXONOMY; BEAUTIFUL SKULLS: APOLLO BELVEDERE, CRANIOMETRY, AND THE RECONSTITUTION OF AN IDEAL; ARCHAEOLOGY, GUDEA, AND THE EXAMINATION OF MONUMENTS; "SUMERIAN" SKELETAL REMAINS; BIBLICAL, ETHNOGRAPHIC, AND CIVILIZED TIME IN SUMER
  • Conclusion: sculpting the sumerian bodytwo art history, ethnography, and beautiful sculpture; introduction: the 1930s as a transitional period in the study of sumerian sculpture; henri frankfort, the oriental institute, and physical anthropology; sculpture, ornament, and the origins of art; sumer, "primitive" art, and modern art; conclusion: ideals of sculpture; three seeing the divine: sanctuary, sculpture, and display; introduction: the early dynastic temple as museum; constructing sculpture display in ishtar temple g; sculpture display in the diyala temples and the early dynastic altar
  • Statues, access, and the divineconclusion: seeing as a cultural construction; four the early dynastic life of sculpture; introduction: approaching early dynastic sculpture; dedication in the early dynastic temple institution; materials and methods of manufacturing early dynastic sculpture; the subjects and objects of ritual in the life of sculpture; the death of sculpture?; conclusion: corporeal aesthetics and early dynastic temple sculpture; five becoming temple sculpture: the asmar hoard; introduction to the asmar hoard; locating the asmar hoard; actors, agency, and rituals of libation
  • TRADITION, HEIRLOOMS, AND DIYALA SCULPTUREBECOMING HUMAN: STYLE, IDENTITY, AND THE ASMAR HOARD; CONCLUSION: MODELS FOR THE HUMAN DONOR IN TEMPLE SCULPTURE; SIX GENDER AND IDENTITY IN EARLY DYNASTIC TEMPLE STATUES; INTRODUCTION: THE DONOR AS A SOCIAL PERSONA; MALE DONORS, OCCUPATION, AND IDENTITY; FEMALE DONORS: GENDER, BANQUETING, AND CULTIC PRACTICES; DEPOSITIONAL PATTERNS AT NIPPUR; FEMALE DONORS AND THE INANA TEMPLE; CONCLUSION: COLLECTIVE IDENTITY AND EARLY DYNASTIC SCULPTURE; CONCLUSION: MATERIALITY, ABSTRACTION, AND EARLY DYNASTIC SCULPTURE; NOTES; Introduction
  • Chapter One. Sumerian Origins, 1850-1930: Making the Body VisibleChapter Two. Art History, Ethnography, and Beautiful Sculpture; Chapter Three. Seeing the Divine: Sanctuary, Sculpture, and Display; Chapter Four. The Early Dynastic Life of Sculpture; Chapter Five. Becoming Temple Sculpture: The Asmar Hoard; Chapter Six. Gender and Identity in Early Dynastic Temple Statues; Conclusion: Materiality, Abstraction, and Early Dynastic Sculpture; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
816041346
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139776547
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)816041346

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