Authors:M. Avi-Yonah, Hannah Katzenstein, Yoram Tsafrir
Published by:Magnes Press (1981)
Subjects:Art, Ancient ⇒ Palestine, Art, Early Christian ⇒ Palestine, Art ⇒ Palestine, Palestine ⇒ Antiquities
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This volume presents a selection of publications by the late Professor Michael Avi-Yonah, some of which are out of print or otherwise difficult to obtain. The articles chosen from Avi-Yonah’s more than 400 publications deal with various aspects of art in ancient Palestine, a subject with which Avi-Yonah was much concerned throughout his life.

One of the problems that occupied a central place in his studies was the effect of the meeting of occidental and oriental cultures after the conquest of the East by Hellenism, and this interest is reflected in the first group of publications collected here. Others deal with specific objects (e.g., the Leda sarcophagus) or present the whole range of artistic expression in one medium, as recovered from the past through archaeology (e.g., mosaic pavements). Also included are three articles (in French) on certain problems concerning mosaic pavements, in particular those of synagogues. A number of illustrations have been added to the plates of photographs published with the original articles, and a general index is appended.