The Lives of Sumerian Sculpture

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-10-31
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Examines both the early modern reception and the ancient context of the Sumerian temple sculptures created during the Early Dynastic period.

Table of Contents

Sumerian origins, 1850-1930: making the body visible
Art history, ethnography, and beautiful sculpture
Seeing the divine: sanctuary, sculpture, and display
The Early Dynastic life of sculpture
Becoming temple sculpture: the Asmar hoard
Gender and identity in Early Dynastic temple statues
Conclusion: materiality, abstraction, and Early Dynastic sculpture
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