Images of Woman and Child from the Bronze Age: Reconsidering Fertility, Maternity, and Gender in the (BOK)

Stephanie Lynn Budin

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This book is a study of the woman-and-child motif - known as the kourotrophos - as it appeared in the Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean. Stephanie Lynn Budin argues that, contrary to many current beliefs, the image was not a universal symbol of maternity or a depiction of a mother goddess. In most of the ancient world, kourotrophic iconography was relatively rare in comparison to other images of women and served a number of different symbolic functions, ranging from honouring the king of Egypt to adding strength to magical spells to depicting scenes of daily life. This work provides an in-depth examination of ancient kourotrophoi and engages with a variety of debates that they have spawned, including their role in the rise of patriarchy and what they say about ancient constructions of gender.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Stephanie Lynn Budin
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521193047
Antall sider 390 Dimensjoner 21,5cm x 25,3cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 1010 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Ancient history: to c 500 CE, Prehistoric archaeology

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