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Iconography of ‘Neo-Hittite’ Seals

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ISBN: 978-83-940217-1-9
Description: softcover, VI + 132 pp. (29,5x21cm), 108 ills., tables, map
Condition: new
Weight: 580g.

Agata Kubala, Iconography of ‘Neo-Hittite’ Seals, Mediterranean World Archaeology 1, Warsaw 2015

The presented book is the first comprehensive study of seals that originated in the territory of southern Anatolia and northern Syria in the time span from the 10th to the 8th century B.C., commonly referred to as Neo-Hittite. The objects discussed in the publication are currently housed at sixteen museums and private collections. The aim of the book is to define the phenomenon called "Neo-Hittite glyptic" based primarily on iconographic, but also stylistic analysis of whole scenes as well as separate motifs decorating seals included in this category. It will help to answer the basic question if we are justified in using the term Neo-Hittite to determine seals to which such a label was applied by modern scholars.

1 Cultural Contacts of the Luwians with Neighbouring Peoples
2. Shapes of Neo-Hittite Seals
5. Catalogue of Seals
4. Iconography of Neo-Hittite Seals
4.1. Animals Appearing Singly or in Groups
4.2. Fantastic Creatures Depicted Singly or in Pairs
4.3. Animals Combined with Fantastic Creatures
4.4. Scenes with Participation of Men and Animals or Fantastic Creatures
4.5. Scenes with Participation of One or Some Men
5. Origin of Iconographic Motifs
6. Meaning of Iconographic Elements and Purpose of Seals
Appendix 1. List of other discussed objects
Appendix 2. List of hieroglyphic signs on the Neo-Hittite seals mentioned in the text
Table 1. Frequency of occurrence of separate iconographic motifs
Table 2. Co-occurrence of separate motifs
List of illustrations