Bildkunst als Zeugnis für Orientierung und Konsens innerhalb der Eliten des westlichen Achämenidenreichs

Jacobs, Bruno. (2014) Bildkunst als Zeugnis für Orientierung und Konsens innerhalb der Eliten des westlichen Achämenidenreichs. In: Kulturkontakte in antiken Welten: Vom Denkmodell zum Fallbeispiel. Proceedings des internationalen Kolloquiums aus Anlass des 60. Geburtstages von Christoph Ulf. Leuven, pp. 343-368.

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In many publications depictions of battle-, hunting- or banquet scenes from the western provinces of the Achaemenid empire are considered as part of an empire-wide communication, whose form and political objectives were intensively shaped by the Achaemenids. In this argument, the style, iconography and subject of the representations, and even antiquaria that are depicted in them, are regarded as the result of influence. This is a problematic approach, because antiquaria , such as clothing or special types of wheeled vehicles, are elements of everyday reality and their depiction is not necessarily dependant on models in art. The choice of battle-, hunting- and banqueting scenes as subject matter need not be explained by influences from Achaemenid Persia, for it is a fact that these topics were not present at all in the representative art of Persia proper. Furthermore, it is clear that there existed a general consensus of the imperial elites within the whole empire that these representative activities were of paramount importance. As Asia Minor was – as Christoph Ulf notes – a ‘zone of intense contact’, the respective ideas spread easily and there was no need for an external stimulus.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Altertumswissenschaften > Ehemalige Einheiten Altertumswissenschaften > Vorderorientalische Altertumswissenschaft (Jacobs)
UniBasel Contributors:Jacobs, Bruno
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item, refereed
Conference or workshop item Subtype:Conference Paper
Series Name:Colloquia Antiqua
Issue Number:10
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Conference paper
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