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The Mythology of Kingship in Neo-Assyrian Art

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The Mythology of Kingship in Neo-Assyrian Art by Mehmet Ali Atac
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The relief slabs that decorated the palaces of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, which emphasized military conquest and royal prowess, have traditionally been understood as statements of imperial propaganda that glorified the Assyrian king. In this book, Mehmet-Ali Atac argues that the reliefs hold a deeper meaning that was addressed primarily to an internal audience composed of court scholars and master craftsmen. Atac focuses on representations of animals, depictions of the king as priest and warrior, and figures of mythological beings that evoke an archaic cosmos. He demonstrates that these images mask a complex philosophical rhetoric developed by court scholars in collaboration with master craftsmen who were responsible for their design and execution. Atac argues that the layers of meaning embedded in the Neo-Assyrian palace reliefs go deeper than politics, imperial propaganda, and straightforward historical record.

Author Biography

Mehmet-Ali Atac is Assistant Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. A scholar of the art of the ancient Near East, he has contributed to The Art Bulletin and The Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions.
Release date Australia
February 8th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
130 b/w illus.
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
300
Dimensions
215x253x20
ISBN-13
9780521517904
Product ID
3684619

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