Witchcraft in Art and Artifact

Author: Daniel A. Schulke,Martin Duffy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945147142

Category: Art

Page: 272

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The figure of the Witch has haunted the margins of religion and spirituality for thousands of years, as a figure of transgressive spiritual power, outlaw magic, and alluring sexuality. Equally pervasive is her presence in art, from ancient depictions in the near east, through the European Middle Ages, down to her present representations in occult subculture. WITCH-IKON gathers a selection of images of witches and their diabolical magic, emphasizing the range of artistic depictions that have helped coalesce this most powerful of modern supernatural icons. Numerous full color images are accompanied by several scholarly essays concerning the iconography of witchcraft and the images used to represent witches through time. Also included are numerous photographs from museum and private collections documenting occult artifacts used in witchcraft throughout diverse eras.

"Kultprostitution" im Alten Testament?

die Qedeschen der Hebräischen Bibel und das Motiv der Hurerei

Author: Silvia Schroer

Publisher: Saint-Paul

ISBN: 9783525530207

Category: History

Page: 383

View: 6071


Images are like texts influenced by their cultural environment. To decode their code and at the same time to liberate it from the guardianship of the text interpretation, the authors of this volume have made the task. They explore the question of the role of images in the reconstruction of women's history in antiquity. The answers range from fundamental interpretations of ancient images from a gender-oriented perspective to the exploration of more specific topics such as the portrayal of nudity or the woman as ruler, mother or priestess. "Images and Gender" is a unique groundbreaking collection of the latest gender research on the subject Iconography of Egypt, Palestine and Israel as well as Greek and Roman antiquity.