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Benzel, Kim

Overview
Works: 8 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 635 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: N5345, 709.30747471
Publication Timeline
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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 533 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 77 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

From ancient to modern : archaeology and aesthetics by New York University( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 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
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

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
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

This dissertation investigates one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century - the jewelry belonging to a female named Pu-abi buried in the so-called Royal Cemetery at the site of Ur in southern Mesopotamia, modern Iraq. The mid-third millennium B.C. assemblage represents one of the earliest and richest extant collections of gold and precious stones from antiquity and figures as one of the most renowned and often illustrated aspects of Sumerian culture. With a few notable exceptions most scholars have interpreted these jewels primarily as a reflection in burial of a significant level of power and prestige among the ruling kings and queens of Ur at the time. While the jewelry certainly could, and undoubtedly did, reflect the identity and status of the deceased, I believe that it might have acted as much more than a mere marker and that the identity and status thus signaled might have had a considerably more nuanced meaning, or even a different one, than that of royalty or royalty alone
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

 
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Languages
English (17)

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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.Beyond Babylon : art, trade, and diplomacy in the secon millennium B.C.