A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East
Billie Jean Collins
Brill, 2002 - Architecture - 620 pages
This book is about all aspects of man's contact with the animal world; sacrifice, sacred animals, diet, domestication, in short, from the sublime to the mundane. Chapters on art, literature, religion and animal husbandry provide the reader with a complete picture of the complex relationships between the peoples of the Ancient Near East and (their) animals. A reference guide and key to the menagerie of the Ancient Near East, with ample original illustrations.
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1 The Native Fauna of the Ancient Near
2 Animals in Anatolian Art
3 Animals in Egyptian Art
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