Hardback
October 1, 2013
9781930957688
English
160
156 illus., 124 in color
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2.55 Pounds (US)
$34.95 USD, £26.99 GBP
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Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth

Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections

Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections encompasses the geographic regions of Mesopotamia, Syria and the Levant, and Anatolia and Iran, and explores several broad themes found in the art of the ancient Near East: gods and goddesses, men and women, and both real and supernatural animals. These art objects reveal a wealth of information about the people and cultures that produced them: their mythology, religious beliefs, concept of kingship, social structure, and daily life.

About the Authors

Trudy Kawami is director of research at the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation in New York. John Olbrantz is the Maribeth Collins Director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Reviews

"[Breath of heaven] begins with a general discussion of the emerging archaeologists and collectors of the ancient Near East. . .Part 2 of this book documents, through individual catalogue entries, each of the 64 objects illustrated in color plates. A bibliography, chronology, and map supplement the text in this beautiful volume."—Choice
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University

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