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The evolution of visual representation

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the elite art of early dynastic Lagaš and its antecedents in late Uruk period Sumer and predynastic Egypt
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The corpus of artifacts from the Lagas state constitutes what is arguably the single largest cohesive body of elite representational display forms thus far discovered to have come from Early Dynastic (ED) Sumer. Unlike the equally extraordinary finds from ED levels of Ur, which consist primarily of grave goods and small finds (Woolley 1934; Woolley 1956), what is unique about the finds from Lagas is that the majority of them are programmatic artifacts that were intended to b...

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Wolfson College (University of Oxford)
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Faculty of Oriental Studies
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Publication date:
2002
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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602323329 and 602323327
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English
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2013-01-18

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