What Shall I Say of Clothes?
Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity
Edited by Megan Cifarelli and Laura Gawlinksi
Subjects: Ancient Near East, Archaeological Institute of America, Archaeology, Art & Art History
Series: AIA Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture
The essays in this volume engage explicitly in a variety of theoretical and methodological strategies for the interpretation of dress, dressed bodies, and their representations in the ancient world. Authors draw from a wide range of disciplinary frameworks, integrating literary and archaeological evidence, experimental archaeology, social theory and the study of iconography.
This volume spans a broad area both geographically and chronologically, bringing the ancient Near East into dialogue with the classical world from prehistory through late antiquity. The breadth and inclusivity of this volume provide a strong theoretical and methodological foundation for the collaborative study of the dynamic role of dressed bodies and images that depict them.
Introduction-Megan Cifarelli and Laura Gawlinski
List of Contributors
Section One: Getting Dressed
Gods Among Men: Fashioning the Divine Image in Assyria-Kiersten Neumann,
Early Iron Age Adornment within Southern Levantine Mortuary Contexts: An Argument for Existential Significance in Understanding Material Culture-Josephine A. Verduci
Section Two: Being Dressed
Color-Coded: The Relationship between Color, Iconography, and Theory in Hellenistic and Roman Gemstones-Eric Beckman
Fascinating Fascina: Apotropaic Magic and How to Wear a Penis-Alissa M. Whitmore
Surface Tensions on Etruscan and Greek Jewelry-Alexis Q. Castor,
Costly Choices: Signaling Theory and Dress in Period IVb Hasanlu, Iran-Megan Cifarelli
Section Three: Dress and Identity
Neolithic Blue Beads in Northwest Turkey: The Social Significance of Skeuomorphism-
Ayse Bursali, Rana Özbal, Emma Baysal, Hadi Özbal, Baris Yagci
Fabrics of Inclusion: Deep Wearing and the Potentials of Materiality on the Apadana Reliefs-Neville McFerrin
Theorizing Religious Dress-Laura Gawlinski
The Costumes and Attributes of Late Antique Honorific Monuments: Conformity and Divergence within the Public and Political Sphere-Elizabeth Wueste
Western Men, Eastern Women? Dress and Cultural Identity in Roman Palmyra-Maura K. Heyn
Megan Cifarelliis Professor of Art History at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.
Laura Gawlinskiis Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Loyola University, Chicago.
Emma L. Baysal(Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey), Eric Beckmann, Ayse Bursali (Koç University, Instanbul) Megan Cifarelli (Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY), Laura Gawlinski (Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Loyola University, Chicago), Maura Heyn (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Neville McFerrin(Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Sweet Briar College, US), Kiersten Neumann (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago), Hadi Özbal (Bogazici University, Instanbul), Rana Özbal (Asst Professor of Archaeology, Koç University, Instanbul), Josephine Verduci (University of Melbourne), Alissa Whitmore (US Anthropologist), Elizabeth Wueste (University of California, Berkeley), and Baris Yagci (Koç University, Instanbul).
New Titles List
AIA Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture
- Beyond Iconography - Materials, Methods, and Meaning in Ancient Surface Decoration
- Collecting and Collectors - From Antiquity to Modernity
- The Consumers' Choice - Uses of Greek Figure-Decorated Pottery
- What Shall I Say of Clothes? - Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity