Reevaluating Divine Imagery in Late Antique Iranian Metalwork

Published: February 20, 2020

Reevaluating Divine Imagery in Late Antique Iranian Metalwork Most late antique Iranian silver vessels are decorated with either royal imagery or stereotyped ornamental and figural imagery related to wine drinking and the ritual environment of the bazm. While there is some overlap, a small corpus of such luxury vessels integrate what scholarship might identify as…

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The Getty Stag Rhyton and Parthian Aristocratic Culture: New Discoveries

Published: May 30, 2019

About the Speaker Matthew P. Canepa (PhD, University of Chicago) is Professor of Art History and Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Presidential Chair in Art History and Archaeology of Ancient Iran at University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on the intersection of art, ritual, and power in the eastern Mediterranean, Persia, and the wider Iranian world….

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Transmillenial Ecologies of Iranian Religion and Identity

Published: January 9, 2019

Transmillenial Ecologies of Iranian Religion and Identity This lecture explores continuities and changes in the formation of religious sites, structures, and practices in Persia and the wider ancient Iranian world. By ‘ecology’ this lecture focuses both on religion in the natural environment and, in a more metaphorical sense, the relationship of religious activities and sites…

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