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03/17/2021 01:00 PM Online
Detailed image of the fan-shaped top of a rod in raised relief (stone)

Myth in the Urban Landscape and the Epiphany of the Assyrian King

Beate Pongratz-Leisten

This lecture will take place online. Registration is required, click through for the registration link. Zoom information will be provided via confirmation email to registered participants. In stratified and hierarchical societies, ancient and modern, accessibility to those in power – divine and human – was always a topic of explicit articulation, regulation, negotiation, and performance. The interaction with the human ruler in the palace, was each highly regulated: it was bound to a particular space and time, and it was an exclusive privilege to attend it. The right to access, as well as the possibility for personal interaction that issues forth from it, constitute an essential component in the visual and cultural representation of sacred and political power.
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