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Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Violence: Warfare in Neo-Assyrian Art

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Warfare is a significant theme in Neo-Assyrian art but it is limited to specific media and contexts, most famously as stone reliefs that once lined the walls of rooms and courtyards in Assyrian palaces dating between c. 870 and 620 BCE. Traditionally, these scenes have been interpreted as having mimetic and propagandistic functions, a selected historical reality intended to intimidate and astonish the viewer. The images are thus understood as visual representations of royal ideology: the succ...

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University of Oxford
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GLAM
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Ashmolean Museum
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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De Gruyter Publisher's website
Host title:
Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art
Publication date:
2013-12-13
Source identifiers:
689018
ISBN:
1614510296
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2019-03-18

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