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AMILLA: The Quest for Excellence. Studies Presented to Guenter Kopcke in Celebration of His 75th Birthday


Edited by Robert B. Koehl

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Contributions by 34 scholars are brought together here to create a volume in honor of the long and fruitful career of Guenter Kopcke who is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Articles pertain to various topics on the ancient art, architecture, and archaeology of the greater Eastern Mediterranean region: from Pre-Dynastic Egypt to the Bronze Age Aegean and Anatolia, Cyprus and the Near East, and Etruscan Italy.

Contents: Part I. Perceiving Ancient Art: 1. Ancient Egyptian Art: Image and Response, Dorothea Arnold; 2. The Belvedere Apollo: On the Perception of an Ancient Work of Art after Antiquity, Annalis Leibundgut; 3. “Silence et fureur”: The Pythia in Berlin and in the Paris Opera, Michael Maaß. Part II. Aegean Bronze Age: 4. The Larnakes from the Hagios Charalambos Ossuary, Philip P. Betancourt; 5. From Representational to Narrative Art in the Early Bronze Age Cyclades, Christos G. Doumas; 6. From Vase Painting to Wall Painting: The Lilies Jug from Akrotiri, Thera, Andreas G. Vlachopoulos; 7. The Crocus Gatherer’s Costume Revisited, Bernice R. Jones; 8. Architectural Design, Bioclimate, and Palaces: The Loom, the Warp, and the Weft, Stella Chrysoulaki; 9. A New Reconstruction of the South House at Knossos, Jane F. Lloyd; 10. Cult Object—Image—Emblem: A Life-Sized Stone Bull’s Head from the Juktas Peak Sanctuary, Alexandra Karetsou and Robert B. Koehl; 11. Animated Art of the Minoan Renaissance, J. Alexander MacGillivray; 12. Realities of Power: The Minoan Thalassocracy in Historical Perspective, Malcolm H. Wiener. Part III. Egyptian, Anatolian, and East Mediterranean Bronze Age: 13. Figural Representations from the Pre-Dynastic Cemetery at Naga El-Hai and the Origins of Egyptian Style, Rita Freed; 14. Kerma in Nubia, the Last Mystery: The Political and Social Dynamics of an Early Nilotic State, David O’Connor; 15. The Origins of the West Anatolian Early Bronze Age by Jak Yakar; 16. An Early Anatolian Ivory Chair: The Pratt Ivories in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Elizabeth Simpson; 17. A Plaster Encased Multiple Burial at Alalakh: Cist Tomb 3017, K. Aslıhan Yener; 18. Red Lustrous Wheelmade and Coarse-Ware Spindle Bottles from Ashkelon, Celia J. Bergoffen; 19. Cypriot Bronzework and Images of Power, Joan Aruz, Appendix: Technical Note, Deborah Schorsch. Part IV. Iron Age Greece, Western Asia, and the Near East: 20. The Meaning of the Greek Cemetery from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age, Anthony M. Snodgrass; 21. “Old Country” Ethnonyms in “New Countries” of the “Sea Peoples” Diaspora, Itamar Singer†; 22. Phoenician Clay Figurines Recovered from the Sea in the Hecht Museum Collection, Ephraim Stern; 23. The Hasanlu Lovers, Oscar White Muscarella. Part V. Archaic and Classical Greece, Italy, and Western Asia: 24. Ships in Pre-Classical Asia Minor, Olaf Höckmann; 25. Apollo and Herakles at Naukratis in the Archaic Period, Ursula Höckmann; 26. The Career of Mnesikles; James McCredie; 27. The Classical Marble Pyxis and Dexilla’s Dedication, Jasper Gaunt; 28. Helen’s Birth: Iconography on a Calyx Krater from Acanthus, Katerina Romiopoulou; 29. Observations on “La Stanca,” the Neo-Attic Weary Maenad, Beryl Barr-Sharrar; 30. Some Notes on the Metropolitan Museum’s Pagenstecher Lekythos, Joan R. Mertens; 31. What Role for Etruscans? Larissa Bonfante; 32. The Genesis of the Etruscan Round Throne, Irma Wehgartner.

Hardback: est. xxviii + 444 pp., 11 tables in text, 235 figs. in text
(Prehistory Monographs 43, INSTAP Academic Press, Summer 2013)

ISBN-13: 978-1-931534-73-4

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