Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia 300 B C AD 250 and Its Egyptian Models

Presenting a large body of evidence for the first time, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of Nubian architecture, sculpture, and minor arts in the period between 300 BC-AD 250.

Author: László Török

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004211285

Category: Art

Page: 483

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Presenting a large body of evidence for the first time, this book offers a comprehensive treatment of Nubian architecture, sculpture, and minor arts in the period between 300 BC-AD 250. It focuses primarily on the Nubian response to the traditional pharaonic, Hellenistic/Roman, Hellenizing, and “hybrid” elements of Ptolemaic and Roman Egyptian culture. The author begins with a history of Nubian art and a critical survey of the literature on Ptolemaic and Roman Egyptian art. Special chapters are then devoted to the discussion of the Egyptian-Greek interaction in the arts of Ptolemaic Egypt, the place of Egyptian Hellenistic and Hellenizing art within the oikumene, the pluralistic visual world of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, as well as on the specific genre of terracotta sculpture. Utilizing examples from Meroe City and Musawwarat es Sufra, the author argues that cultural transfer from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt to Nubia resulted in an inward-focused adaptation. Therefore, the resulting Nubian art from this period expresses only those aspects of Egyptian and Greek art that are compatible with indigenous Nubian goals.

Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia 300 B C AD 250 and its Egyptian Models

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Török, László, 1941– Hellenizing art in ancient Nubia, 300 BCAD 250, and its Egyptian models : a study in “acculturation” / by László Török. p. cm. — (Culture and history of the ...

Author: László Török

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004211292

Category: Art

Page: 512

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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.

Herodotus in Nubia

In Herodotus in Nubia László Török offers a revision of the current Egyptological and source critical assessment of Herodotus' passages on Nubia, i.e. the Aithiopia of Greek tradition, and discusses their function in the actual ...

Author: László Török

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9004269134

Category: History

Page: 163

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"Twentieth century commentaries on Herodotus' passages on Nubia, the historical kingdom of Kush and the Aithiopia of the Greek tradition, rely mostly on an outdated and biased interpretation of the textual and archaeological evidence. Disputing both the Nubia image of twentieth century Egyptology and the Herodotus interpretation of traditional Quellenkritik, the author traces back the Aithiopian information that was available to Herodotus to a discourse on Kushite kingship created under the Nubian pharaohs of the Twenty-Fifth Dynasty and preserved in the Ptah sanctuary at Memphis. Insufficient for a self-contained Aithiopian logos, the information acquired by Herodotus complements and supports accounts of the land, origins, customs and history of other peoples and bears a relation to the intention of the actual narrative contexts into which the author of the Histories inserted it."--

Handbook of Ancient Nubia

Suková, Lenka Varadzinová / Cílek, Václav (2012): The Landscape and Archaeology of Jebel Sabaloka and the Sixth Nile Cataract, ... Török, László (2011): Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia 300 B.C.AD 250 and its Egyptian Models.

Author: Dietrich Raue

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110420388

Category: History

Page: 1133

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Numerous research projects have studied the Nubian cultures of Sudan and Egypt over the last thirty years, leading to significant new insights. The contributions to this handbook illuminate our current understanding of the cultural history of this fascinating region, including its interconnections to the natural world.

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Nubia

Proceedings from the Conference “Pre-history in a Global Perspective” held in Bergen, August 31st-September 2nd 2001, ... 2011b Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia 300 BCAD 250 and its Egyptian Models: A Study in “Acculturation.

Author: Geoff Emberling

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190496272

Category: History

Page: 1232

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The cultures of Nubia built the earliest cities, states, and empires of inner Africa, but they remain relatively poorly known outside their modern descendants and the community of archaeologists, historians, and art historians researching them. The earliest archaeological work in Nubia was motivated by the region's role as neighbor, trade partner, and enemy of ancient Egypt. Increasingly, however, ancient Nile-based Nubian cultures are recognized in their own right as the earliest complex societies in inner Africa. As agro-pastoral cultures, Nubian settlement, economy, political organization, and religious ideologies were often organized differently from those of the urban, bureaucratic, and predominantly agricultural states of Egypt and the ancient Near East. Nubian societies are thus of great interest in comparative study, and are also recognized for their broader impact on the histories of the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East. The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Nubia brings together chapters by an international group of scholars on a wide variety of topics that relate to the history and archaeology of the region. After important introductory chapters on the history of research in Nubia and on its climate and physical environment, the largest part of the volume focuses on the sequence of cultures that lead almost to the present day. Several cross-cutting themes are woven through these chapters, including essays on desert cultures and on Nubians in Egypt. Eleven final chapters synthesize subjects across all historical phases, including gender and the body, economy and trade, landscape archaeology, iron working, and stone quarrying.

The Double Kingdom Under Taharqo

Between Two Worlds: The Frontier Region Between Ancient Nubia and Egypt 3700 BC-500 AD. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2009. ——. Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia 300 B.C.-A.D. 250 and its Egyptian Models: A Study in ...

Author: Jeremy W. Pope

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004262959

Category: History

Page: 352

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In The Double Kingdom under Taharqo, Jeremy Pope examines the strategies used by Taharqo, a Kushite pharaoh of ancient Egypt’s Twenty-Fifth Dynasty, to govern Nubia and Egypt together during the seventh century BC.

Art Science and the Natural World in the Ancient Mediterranean 300 BC to AD 100

THOMAS , J. J. 2019 : “ The Vienna Dioskourides and the transmission of images in antiquity ' , Journal of Roman Studies 109 ... TÖROK , L. 2011 : Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia 300 BC - AD 250 and Its Egyptian Models : A Study in ...

Author: Joshua J. Thomas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192844897


Page: 368

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A study on the intersection of art, science, and the natural world in Hellenistic and Roman times.

Current Perspectives in Sudanese and Nubian Archaeology

Between Two Worlds: the Frontier Region Between Ancient Nubia and Egypt, 3700 BC – 500 AD. Leiden: Brill. Török, L. 2011. Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia, 300 BCAD 250, and its Egyptian Models. Leiden: Brill. Tsakos, H. 2009.

Author: Rennan Lemos

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789698985

Category: History


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This book brings together papers presented at the 2nd Sudan Studies Research Conference, held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, 2018. The papers collected here focus on early administrative and mortuary material culture in the Nile valley and adjacent areas.

Dakhleh Oasis and the Western Desert of Egypt under the Ptolemies

TALLET, G., J.P. BRAVARD, R. GARCIER, S. GUÉDON and A. MOSTAPHA, 2012, The Survey Project at elDeir, Kharga Oasis: First Results, ... TÖRÖK, L., 2011, Hellenizing Art in Ancient Nubia 300 BCAD 250 and its Egyptian Models: A Study in ...

Author: James C. R. Gill

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781785701368

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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Through an analysis of recently discovered Ptolemaic pottery from Mut al-Kharab, as well as a reexamination of pottery collected by the Dakhleh Oasis Project during the survey of the oasis from 1978–1987, this book challenges the common perception that Dakhleh Oasis experienced a sudden increase in agricultural exploitation and a dramatic rise in population during the Roman Period. It argues that such changes had already begun to take place during the Ptolemaic Period, likely as the result of a deliberate strategy directed toward this region by the Ptolemies. This book focuses on the ceramic remains in order to determine the extent of Ptolemaic settlement in the oases and to offer new insights into the nature of this settlement. It presents a corpus of Ptolemaic pottery and a catalogue of Ptolemaic sites from Dakhleh Oasis. It also presents a survey of Ptolemaic evidence from the oases of Kharga, Farafra, Bahariya and Siwa. It thus represents the first major synthesis of Ptolemaic Period activity in the Egyptian Western Desert.