Studies in Aegean Art and Culture: A New York Aegean Bronze Age Colloquium in Memory of Ellen N. Davis [Paperback]

Robert B. Koehl (Editor)

ISBN: 9781931534864 | Published by: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 142p, H228 x W152 (mm)

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Studies in Aegean Art and Culture


The papers published here are dedicated to the memory of Ellen N. Davis, one of the most valued and beloved Aegean scholars of her generation. All of the articles are in some way inspired or influenced by Davis’ own contributions to the field. In the area of metalwork, several papers investigate interconnections within and around the Aegean during the Early, Middle and Late Bronze Ages (Betancourt, Ferrence and Muhly, Weingarten, Kopcke), while others examine metal ware in its social context (Wiener). Papers on wall painting range from studies of pigments and optical illusions (Vlachopoulos), to representations of water (Shank). Anthropomorphic representations, or their absence, of goddesses or priestesses (Jones), rulers (Palaima), or initiates (Koehl) are also studied here with new eyes and fresh insights.

Reviews & Quotes

"This volume, richly illustrated in colour and black-and-white […] is of great interest to all scholars active in this field. All contributions demonstrate the actual and timeless character of the favourite topics of Davis's ouevre as well as the highly influential fruitfulness of her publications and ideas. Therefore, this volume forms a precious gift worthy of perpetrating her memory."
Fritz Blakolmer
Ancient West & East (03/12/2020)

"As a glimpse into the rich diversity of scholarship in the Aegean Bronze Age, shining new light on many topics and revisiting ongoing discussions, this book succeeds very well. As a fittingly warm and affectionate tribute to a loved and well-respected scholar, it triumphs."
Jessica Doyle
Bryn Mawr Classical Review (28/06/2017)

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