שנה טובה ומתוקה, שנת בריאות והצלחה מהוצאת מאגנס ** אנא שימו לב: בתקופת החגים ייתכנו עיכובים במשלוחי הספרים
חיפוש מתקדם
>The Formation of Nabatean Art
מידע נוסף
מו"ל:
שנה:
1990
דאנאקוד:
45-122006
ISBN:
90–04–09285–4
עמודים:
332
שפה:
משקל:
500 גר'
כריכה:
כריכה קשה

The Formation of Nabatean Art

Prohibition of a Graven Image Among the Nabateans

תקציר
Unlike the common practice both in the Greco-Roman West and in the Parthian East, to accord the gods a human form, the Nabateans represented their gods in the form of stelae. A systematic survey of Nabatean art indicates that the negation of figurative representation is also evident in all other domains of their creativity, such as rock-carved facades of tombs, painted pottery, oil lamps, coins and jewelry. The archaeological artifacts, inscriptions and literary sources described and discussed in this book reveal a fascinating cultural and religious phenomenon unique within the surrounding milieu and surprisingly in its persistence and durability. This phenomenon should interest not only the student of Nabatean culture as its implications transcends the boundaries of the time and space in which it appeared and are valid for the study of both ancient religions and history of art.