Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia, 300 BC-AD 250, and Its Egyptian Models

Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia, 300 BC-AD 250, and Its Egyptian Models

A Study in "acculturation"

eBook - 2011
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Török (archaeology, Hungary Academy of Sciences) discusses the monuments of Meriotic architecture, sculpture, and minor arts created under the influence of the Hellenistic and Hellenizing architecture, sculpture, and minor arts of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. He argues that the Nubian reception of Egyptian Hellenistic and Hellenizing art was inner directed all the way through, not so much in any grand theoretical way, but in terms of individual cases as they succeed each other through the Meriotic kingdom from the first luxury objects through the long-lived and widely distributed genres such as fine decorated pottery. His topics include images of Egypt's multicultural identity in the Ptolemaic and Roman periods, Hellenizing architecture and sculpture in Meroe City, the great enclosure at Musawwarat es Sufra, and the autonomy of Nubian acculturation. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Brill USA
This book presents a comprehensive discussion of the culture transfer between Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt and Nubia between 300 BC-AD 250. Hellenizing art in Nubia is treated as a Nubian phenomenon expressing Nubian ideas in which only those aspects of Egyptian and Greek art were adopted that were compatible with those goals.

Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
ISBN: 9789004211285
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvi, 358 pages) : illustrations, maps


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