• “Playing the Part: Masks and Ritual Performance in Rural Sanctuaries in Iron Age Cyprus,” in The Physicality of the Other. Masks from the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by A. Berlejung and J. Filitz. Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 27. RA. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 305-37.

    Author(s):
    Erin Averett (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology, Archaeology, Classical archaeology
    Subject(s):
    Archaeology, Cyprus, Religions, Mediterranean Region, History, Ancient, Middle East, Cyprus
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Ancient mask, Masks, figurine, Coroplastic, Archaeology of Cyprus, Ancient Mediterranean religions, Ancient Near Eastern
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/w591-bz30
    Abstract:
    This volume comprises the conference proceedings of the international and interdisciplinary meeting held in Leipzig from November 9 to 11, 2015. Scholars from different research areas present masks from Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Greece, mainly from the third to the first millennium BCE. The masks are analyzed from archaeological, iconographical, anthropological, philological, and theological perspectives. In many cases, the masks refer to gods, ancestors, spirits, and are used as a means to communicate between human beings and supernatural powers. Masks belong to the human condition and seem to be the international and intercultural answer to one of the most existential questions of human life. In addition, the volume includes an archaeological catalogue of the masks from Israel/Palestine of the Neolithic Age until the Persian Period.
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    Published
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    3 years ago
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