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Women of Ivory as Embodiments of Ideal Feminine Beauty in the ancient Near East during the First Millennium BCE A dissertation presented by Amy Rebecca Gansell

Women of Ivory as Embodiments of Ideal Feminine Beauty in the ancient Near East during the First Millennium BCE A dissertation presented by Amy Rebecca Gansell

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1Women of Ivory as Embodiments of Ideal Feminine Beauty in the ancient Near Eastduring the First Millennium BCEA dissertation presented byAmy Rebecca GanselltoThe Department of History of Art and Architecturein partial fulfillment of the requirementsfor the degree of Doctor of Philosophyin the subject of History of Art and ArchitectureHarvard UniversityCambridge, MassachusettsMay 23, 2008
 
2© 2008 – Amy Rebecca GansellAll rights reserved.
 
3Professor Irene Winter Amy Rebecca GansellWomen of Ivory as Embodiments of Ideal Feminine Beauty in the ancient Near Eastduring the First Millennium BCEABSTRACTThis thesis identifies and explores aspects of ideal feminine beauty embodied infirst millennium BCE Levantine ivory sculptures of women. A corpus of two hundredand ten works, which were examined firsthand, is the subject of interdisciplinaryanalysis. In Part I, the ivory sculptures are studied through traditional visual and arthistorical methods. Also, in order to add precision to visual observations and to revealinformation not evident through visual investigation alone, a collaborative quantitativeanalysis of the figures’ characteristics, attributes, and proportions is pursued.In Part II, with the aim of interpreting the meaning and cultural significance of theivory sculptures and the ideal feminine beauty that they represented, comparativematerials are introduced. Archaeological, textual, and ethnoarchaeological evidence are presented as in-roads to the ancient visual record. Comparative study illuminates culturalconceptions of beauty during the first millennium BCE and stimulates new ways of looking at and thinking about the ivories.Overall, this thesis hopes to demonstrate the significance of representations of women (and living women themselves) in the ancient Near Eastern experience. Mostexcavated Levantine ivory objects derive from northern Mesopotamian, Neo-Assyrianroyal contexts, where they (and the women they depicted) were appreciated as attractive,

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