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Benzel, Kim

Overview
Works: 7 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 613 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: N5345, 709.30747471
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Most widely held works by Kim Benzel
Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the second millennium B.C. ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 526 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 )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 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
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
Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the secon millennium B.C. ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Assyrin Origins : discoveres at Ashur on the Trgris : antequities in the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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"--P. 1., educator's resource manual
 
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Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.00 for Beyond Bab ... to 1.00 for Pu-abi's A ...)
Languages
English (16)
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