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The Resource A wonder to behold : craftsmanship and the creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate, edited by Anastasia Amrhein, Clare Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Knott

A wonder to behold : craftsmanship and the creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate, edited by Anastasia Amrhein, Clare Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Knott

Label
A wonder to behold : craftsmanship and the creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate
Title
A wonder to behold
Title remainder
craftsmanship and the creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate
Statement of responsibility
edited by Anastasia Amrhein, Clare Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Knott
Contributor
Editor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the ancient Near East, expert craftspeople were more than technicians: they numbered among those special members of society who could access the divine. While the artisans' names are largely unknown today, their legacy remains in the form of spectacular artworks and monuments. One of the most celebrated works of antiquity--Babylon's Ishtar Gate and its affiliated Processional Way--featured a dazzling array of colorful beasts assembled from molded, baked, and glazed bricks. Such an awe-inspiring structure demanded the highest level of craft; each animal was created from dozens of bricks that interlocked like a jigsaw. Yet this display of technical and artistic skill also served a ritual purpose, since the Gate provided a divinely protected entrance to the sacred inner city of Babylon. A Wonder to Behold explores ancient Near Eastern ideas about the transformative power of materials and craftsmanship as they relate to the Ishtar Gate. This beautifully illustrated catalogue accompanies an exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. Essays by archaeologists, art historians, curators, conservators, and text specialists examine a wide variety of artifacts from major American and European institutions
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
935.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA223.B33
LC item number
W66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1987-
  • 1982-
  • 1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Amrhein, Anastasia
  • Fitzgerald, Clare
  • Knott, Elizabeth
  • New York University
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ishtar Gate (Babylon)
  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Ishtar Gate (Babylon)
  • Babylon (Extinct city)
  • Iraq
  • Ištar Gate
  • Babylon
Label
A wonder to behold : craftsmanship and the creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate, edited by Anastasia Amrhein, Clare Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Knott
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-183)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Sarah B. Graff
  • How bricks were made
  • Jean-François de Lapérouse
  • Reading between the lines : fitters' marks in the Ancient Near East
  • May-Sarah Zessin
  • The power of stones : natural, artificial, and in between
  • Anastasia Amrhein
  • Eyestones, natural and man-made
  • Elizabeth Knott
  • Vitreous materials in the Ancient Near East
  • Introduction.
  • Katherine A. Larson
  • Glassmaking as a scribal craft
  • Eduardo A. Escobar
  • Color and affect in Nebuchadnezzar II's Babylon
  • Shiyanthi Thavapalan
  • "Ishtar overthrows its assailants" : the protective forces of Babylon's Ishtar Gate
  • Beate Pongratz-Leisten
  • Conclusion.
  • Beholding Babylon's Ishtar Gate
  • Anastasia Amrhein and Elizabeth Knott
  • Sacred materials, sacred skills
  • Anastasia Amrhein and Elizabeth Knott
  • "The men who wrought the baked brick, those were Babylonians" : a brief history of molded and glazed bricks
  • Anja Fügert and Helen Gries
  • Building Babylon : the anatomy of a monumental construction project
  • Heather D. Baker
  • Layout and composition of the animals from the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way at Babylon
Dimensions
28 x 24 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780691200156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1119531025
Label
A wonder to behold : craftsmanship and the creation of Babylon's Ishtar Gate, edited by Anastasia Amrhein, Clare Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Knott
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-183)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Sarah B. Graff
  • How bricks were made
  • Jean-François de Lapérouse
  • Reading between the lines : fitters' marks in the Ancient Near East
  • May-Sarah Zessin
  • The power of stones : natural, artificial, and in between
  • Anastasia Amrhein
  • Eyestones, natural and man-made
  • Elizabeth Knott
  • Vitreous materials in the Ancient Near East
  • Introduction.
  • Katherine A. Larson
  • Glassmaking as a scribal craft
  • Eduardo A. Escobar
  • Color and affect in Nebuchadnezzar II's Babylon
  • Shiyanthi Thavapalan
  • "Ishtar overthrows its assailants" : the protective forces of Babylon's Ishtar Gate
  • Beate Pongratz-Leisten
  • Conclusion.
  • Beholding Babylon's Ishtar Gate
  • Anastasia Amrhein and Elizabeth Knott
  • Sacred materials, sacred skills
  • Anastasia Amrhein and Elizabeth Knott
  • "The men who wrought the baked brick, those were Babylonians" : a brief history of molded and glazed bricks
  • Anja Fügert and Helen Gries
  • Building Babylon : the anatomy of a monumental construction project
  • Heather D. Baker
  • Layout and composition of the animals from the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way at Babylon
Dimensions
28 x 24 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780691200156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1119531025

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