• From Thebes to Arslantaş: Egyptian Iconography on Ivories through Ugarit, Byblos and Megiddo

    Author(s):
    Marco De Pietri (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Ancient Near East, Egyptology
    Subject(s):
    Middle East, History, Ancient, Egypt, Art, Egyptian, Idols and images
    Item Type:
    Conference proceeding
    Conf. Title:
    5th “Broadening Horizons”
    Conf. Org.:
    University of Udine
    Conf. Loc.:
    Udine
    Conf. Date:
    5-8 June 2017
    Tag(s):
    Ivories, Levant, Ancient Near East, Egyptian art, Iconography, Southern Levant
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/6xbj-9888
    Abstract:
    The Levant has always been a crucial zone for contacts between Egypt and the ancient Near East. During the Late Bronze Age (the ‘international period’) and the Iron Age, pharaonic Egypt, the Hittite empire, and later the Neo-Hittite and Aramaic states shared many occasions of exchange and interaction, testified both by texts and artefacts: among them, luxury objects like ivories. This paper aims to retrace the circulation of some iconographic motifs of different origins attested on the ivories of Arslantaş/Hadātu (near the border of modern Syria and Turkey), comparing this material with other ivories found in sites of the Levantine area (Ugarit, Byblos, Megiddo): a journey through precious items from Egypt to Anatolia, across the Levant throughout the Bronze and Iron Age, to the rediscovery of those people who, despite geographical distances, travelled, circulated and interlaced relationships.
    Notes:
    ISBN 978-88-5511-046-4 [print]; ISBN 978-88-5511-047-1 [online] URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/30219
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Scheduled
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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