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Icon, cult, and context : sacred spaces and objects in the classical world : essays in honor of Susan B. Downey / editors, by Maura K. Heyn and Ann Irvine Steinsapir.

Publication:
Los Angeles : UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, [2016]
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xx pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Monographs ; 83
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Subjects:
Sacred space -- Rome.
Religious articles -- Rome.
Art and religion -- Rome.
Cults -- Rome.
Art and religion.
Cults.
Religious articles.
Sacred space.
Rome (Empire).
Summary:
"This festschrift honors UCLA professor emerita Susan Downey and her meticulous scholarship on religious architecture and imagery in the Roman/Hellenistic world. The iconography of gods and goddesses, the analysis of sacred imagery in the context of ancient cult practices, and the design and decoration of sacred spaces are the main themes of the book. Authors examine such subjects as painting from Dura-Europos, Hellenistic sculpture at Saqqara in Egypt, Roman cameo glass, Pompeian fresco, and aspects of Venus in portrait sculpture. The essays on Dura-Europos are especially valuable in light of the present turmoil in the region.Professor Downey's influence shines through in these discussions, which echo her mentorship of several generations of art history and archaeology students and recognize her scholarly achievements. The broad temporal and geographic parameters of the volume are expansive, and the juxtaposition of images and analyses leads to surprising new conclusions"-- Provided by publisher.
"This festschrift honors UCLA Professor Emerita Susan Downey's meticulous scholarship on the Classical World architecture of sacred spaces, and the objects and imagery contained in those spaces. The contributors, former students and current colleagues of Susan Downey, demonstrate a shared concern for very careful consideration of the evidence in their analyses of religious iconography, cult practices and sacred edifices. The book is divided into sections that echo the title of the volume: icon, cult, and context. The iconography of gods and goddesses, analysis of sacred imagery in the context of ancient cult practices, and the design and decoration of sacred spaces are the main themes of the book. Professor Downey's influence shines through in these discussions of cult objects, iconography, and religious architecture, which echo her mentorship of several generations of art history and archaeology students, and recognize her scholarly achievements"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
From Heracles to Zeus Megistos : Susan Downey's academic contributions / Maura K. Heyn and Ann Irvine Steinsapir
Menerva on the couch : a votive figurine from Cerveteri of unusual iconography / Helen (Ili) Nagy
A new interpretation of the Mounted Hunters in the Mithraeum of Dura-Europos / Lucinda Dirven
Revisiting the "Temple of Bel" at Dura-Europos : a note on the fragmentary fresco from the Naos / Ted Kaizer
Ariadne transformed in Pompeii's House of Fabius Rufus / Lillian B. Joyce
The importance of being Venus / Eve D'Ambra
A portrait of a bearded man flanked by Isis and Serapis / Mary Louise Hart
A Deuteronomic theme and second sophistic rhetoric in the Dura-Europos Synagogue paintings / May Oppenheim Talbot
The religious iconography of Roman cameo glass / Karol B. Wight
Pharaohs putting some skene in the game : the Hellenistic sculptural program of the Sarapieion at Saqqara and the Ptolemaic Crown / Shanna Kennedy-Quigley
The Sanctuary of Artemis Leukophryene as an expression of conflicted civic Identity / Amanda Herring
Recent discoveries concerning religious life in Europos-Dura / Pierre Leriche.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Downey, Susan B., 1938- honouree.
Heyn, Maura K., editor.
Steinsapir, Ann Irvine, editor.
ISBN:
9781938770067 (paperback)
1938770064 (paperback)
OCLC:
928123466