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Exemplars of Kingship: Art, Tradition, and the Legacy of the Akkadians

Melissa Eppihimer

Abstract

The Akkadian kings (ca. 2334–2154 BCE) created the first territorial state in the ancient Near East and were remembered as model kings for more than two millennia thereafter. Exemplars of Kingship: Art, Tradition, and the Legacy of the Akkadians evaluates how later rulers engaged with Akkadian visual models and memories of Akkadian kingship in their own images. Through analyses of post-Akkadian victory monuments, votive statues, cylinder seals, and other works of art, the book explores the intersection of visual traditions and cultural memory in ancient Mesopotamia. Exemplars of Kingship also ... More

Keywords: Akkadian, Mesopotamia, Mesopotamian art, tradition, cultural memory, reception, historical consciousness, kingship, interpictoriality, intervisuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190903015
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190903015.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melissa Eppihimer, author
Visitor Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh