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The art of libation in classical Athens, Milette Gaifman

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The art of libation in classical Athens
Title
The art of libation in classical Athens
Statement of responsibility
Milette Gaifman
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume presents an innovative look at the imagery of libations, the most commonly depicted ritual in ancient Greece, and how it engaged viewers in religious performance. In a libation, liquid-water, wine, milk, oil, or honey-was poured from a vessel such as a jug or a bowl onto the ground, an altar, or another surface. Libations were made on occasions like banquets, sacrifices, oath-taking, departures to war, and visitations to tombs, and their iconography provides essential insight into religious and social life in 5th-century BC Athens. Scenes depicting the ritual often involved beholders directly - a statue's gaze might establish the onlooker as a fellow participant, or painted vases could draw parallels between human practices and acts of gods or heroes. Illustrated with a broad range of examples, including the Caryatids at the Acropolis, the Parthenon Frieze, Attic red-figure pottery, and funerary sculpture, this important book demonstrates the power of Greek art to transcend the boundaries between visual representation and everyday experience
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
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Gaifman, Milette
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libations
  • Libations in art
  • Art, Classical
  • Art, Classical
  • Libations
  • Libations in art
  • Greece
Label
The art of libation in classical Athens, Milette Gaifman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: paths of response -- Around the altar -- Among us -- Lamentations -- Gods' libations -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Illustration credits
Control code
1002129868
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 184 pages
Isbn
9780300192278
Lccn
2017941820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002129868
Label
The art of libation in classical Athens, Milette Gaifman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: paths of response -- Around the altar -- Among us -- Lamentations -- Gods' libations -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Illustration credits
Control code
1002129868
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
ix, 184 pages
Isbn
9780300192278
Lccn
2017941820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002129868

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