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The Queen of Heaven: A New Interpretation of the Goddess in Ancient Near Eastern Art

£12.99

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Paperback copy, very good condition.

Description:
'The Queen of Heaven' is a step-by-step guide to the symbolism of the so-called 'fertility religions' of the antique worlds. Behind the charming imagery of cows and calves, flying birds, flowers and stars, there is a profound philosophy of human nature and its intimate relationship with the wide cosmos.
Thousands of years before the invention of writing, the artists of the Near East - the potters, painters and seal-cutters - invented a complex system of visual signs and symbols. The symbol system they created became the foundation of the traditional arts for millennia hence. However, in time, the keys to this system were eventually lost - if they could be recovered, they would revolutionise our understanding of prehistory.
With over 150 line drawings, 'The Queen of Heaven' finally cracks the code of this symbol system. It is the indispensable guide to the nature and meaning of many of the major symbols found in ancient art and mythology.

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Author(s):
White, Gavin
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0955903718
ISBN-13:
9780955903717
Publisher:
Solaria Publications
Title:
A New Interpretation of the Goddess in Ancient Near Eastern Art

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Paperback copy, very good condition.

Description:
'The Queen of Heaven' is a step-by-step guide to the symbolism of the so-called 'fertility religions' of the antique worlds. Behind the charming imagery of cows and calves, flying birds, flowers and stars, there is a profound philosophy of human nature and its intimate relationship with the wide cosmos.
Thousands of years before the invention of writing, the artists of the Near East - the potters, painters and seal-cutters - invented a complex system of visual signs and symbols. The symbol system they created became the foundation of the traditional arts for millennia hence. However, in time, the keys to this system were eventually lost - if they could be recovered, they would revolutionise our understanding of prehistory.
With over 150 line drawings, 'The Queen of Heaven' finally cracks the code of this symbol system. It is the indispensable guide to the nature and meaning of many of the major symbols found in ancient art and mythology.

Author(s):
White, Gavin
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0955903718
ISBN-13:
9780955903717
Publisher:
Solaria Publications
Title:
A New Interpretation of the Goddess in Ancient Near Eastern Art

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