By László Török
Proposing a wide physique of facts for the 1st time, this ebook deals a entire remedy of Nubian structure, sculpture, and minor arts within the interval among three hundred BC-AD 250. It focuses totally on the Nubian reaction to the conventional pharaonic, Hellenistic/Roman, Hellenizing, and hybrid parts of Ptolemaic and Roman Egyptian tradition. the writer starts off with a background of Nubian paintings and a serious survey of the literature on Ptolemaic and Roman Egyptian artwork. exact chapters are then dedicated to the dialogue of the Egyptian-Greek interplay within the arts of Ptolemaic Egypt, where of Egyptian Hellenistic and Hellenizing artwork in the oikumene, the pluralistic visible global of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, in addition to at the particular style of terracotta sculpture. using examples from Meroe urban and Musawwarat es Sufra, the writer argues that cultural move from Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt to Nubia led to an inward-focused version. for this reason, the ensuing Nubian artwork from this era expresses in basic terms these points of Egyptian and Greek paintings which are appropriate with indigenous Nubian objectives.
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