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Benzel, Kim

Overview
Works: 9 works in 25 publications in 1 language and 712 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Kim Benzel
Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C. by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important volume describes the extraordinary art created in the second millennium B.C. for royal palaces, temples, and tombs from Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia to Cyprus, Egypt, and the Aegean. Objects of the highest artistry reflect the development of a sophisticated trade network throughout the eastern Mediterranean region and the resulting fusion of Near Eastern, Aegean, and Egyptian cultural styles. The impact of these far-flung connections is documented in the precious materials sent to royal and temple treasuries and, most dramatically, in objects discovered on merchant shipwrecks off the shores of southern Anatolia. The history of the period and the artistic creativity fostered by interaction among the powers of the ancient Near East, both great and small, are discussed by an international group of scholars in essays and entries on the more than 350 objects included in the exhibition, continuing the fascinating story begun in the landmark catalogue Art of the First Cities (2003)
Art of the ancient Near East : a resource for educators by Kim Benzel( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides the cultural, archaeological, and historical contexts for a selection of thirty works of art in the Metropolitan Museum's collection"--Slipcase
From ancient to modern : archaeology and aesthetics by New York University( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As archaeologists unearth the past, they seek meaning or purpose for the objects they uncover by looking at the objects themselves and their archaeological context. Art historians, on the other hand, primarily focus on aesthetics, asking why a particular object stimulates our senses, and what that tells us about ourselves. From Ancient to Modern offers a lens for understanding ancient objects through the perspectives and processes of both archaeology and aesthetics, and, in so doing, illuminates the multiple layers of meaning that a single object can take on--sometimes simultaneously--over the course of its existence. This beautifully illustrated volume is the accompanying catalog for the exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and focuses on fifty objects from three iconic sites in the ancient Near East: Ur, Diyala, and Kish. The excavation, unique characteristics, and transformative journey of each object--from archaeological artifact to aesthetic item--are examined. Select contemporary artworks are also considered in the investigation of how ancient objects acquire meaning in the present day."--Publisher's website
Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C.( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pu-abi's Adornment for the Afterlife : Materials and Technologies of Jewelry at Ur in Mesopotamia by Kim Benzel( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Based on a thorough examination of the materials and methods used to manufacture these ornaments, I will argue that the jewelry was not simply a rich but passive collection of prestige goods, rather that jewelry that can be read in terms of active ritual, and perhaps cultic, production and display. The particular materials and techniques chosen for the making of Pu-abi's jewelry entailed methodological operations akin to what Alfred Gell has called the "technology of enchantment and enchantment of technology" and allowed these ornaments to materialize from their creation as a group of magically and ritually charged objects
Art of the ancient Near East : a resource for educators( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The goal of [this resource] is to introduce K-12 teachers and their students to thirty particularlycompelling objects in this collection within the context of the ancient Near East's contribution to our civilization"--Page 1., educator's resource manual
Art of the ancient Near East a resource for educators( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The materiality of divine agency by Beate Pongratz-Leisten( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture porte : "This volume explores two topics of contemporary critical interest, agency and materiality, in the context of their intersection with the divine. Specific case studies, emphasizing the ancient Near East but including treatments also of the European Middle Ages and ancient Greece, draw on a broad range of written and pictorial sources to elucidate the nature and implications of this intersection."
 
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Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C.Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C.
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English (24)

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Art of the ancient Near East : a resource for educatorsBeyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C.Art of the ancient Near East a resource for educators