Best known today from biblical accounts of his exploits and
ignominious end, the Assyrian king Sennacherib (704-681 B.C.)
was once the ruler of all western Asia. In his capital at
Nineveh, in what is now northern Iraq, he built what he
called the "Palace without Rival." Though only scattered
traces of this magnificent structure are visible today,
contemporary written descriptions and surviving wall reliefs
permit a remarkably detailed reconstruction of the appearance
and significance of the palace.
An art historian trained in ancient Near East philology,
archaeology, and history, John Malcolm Russell marshals these
resources to investigate the meaning and political function
of the palace of Sennacherib. He contends that the meaning
of the monument cannot be found in images or texts alone; nor
can these be divorced from architectural context. Thus his
study combines discussions of the context of inscriptions in
Sennacherib's palace with reconstructions of its physical
appearance and analyses of the principles by which the
subjects of Sennacherib's reliefs were organized to express
meaning. Many of the illustrations are published here for
the first time, notably drawings of palace reliefs made by
nineteenth-century excavators and photographs taken in the
course of the author's own excavations at Nineveh.
John Malcolm Russell is assistant professor in the
Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia
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Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110226731758
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0226731758 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0098981
Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0226731758