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Author Budin, Stephanie Lynn.

Title Images of woman and child from the Bronze Age : reconsidering fertility, maternity, and gender in the ancient world / Stephanie Lynn Budin.

Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  930.15 BUDI    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 384 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction - Kourotrophic iconography in the ancient near East and Mediterranean: origins and meanings -- Egypt -- The Levant and Anatolia -- Mesopotamia and Iran -- Cyprus -- The Aegean -- Conclusions.
Summary "This book is a study of the woman-and-child motif as it appeared in the Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean, focusing on Egypt, the Levant, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Iran, Cyprus, and the Aegean. Rather than being a universal symbol of maternity, or a depiction of a mother goddess, the woman-and-child motif, called by the technical name kourotrophos, was relatively rare in comparison with other images of women in antiquity, and served a number of different symbolic functions, ranging from honoring the king of Egypt to giving extra oomph to magical spells"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Bronze age -- Mediterranean Region.
Art, Prehistoric -- Mediterranean Region.
Sculpture, Prehistoric -- Mediterranean Region.
Figurines, Prehistoric -- Mediterranean Region.
Mother goddesses -- Mediterranean Region.
Mothers in art.
Mediterranean Region -- Antiquities.
ISBN 9780521193047 (hardback)
0521193044 (hardback)