Publications

Book:

Diplomacy by Design: Luxury Arts and an ‘International Style’ in the Ancient Near East, 1400-1200 BCE. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.


Reviews: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.09.23 (by Mehmet-Ali Atac); Choice Reviews Online, December 2006 (by E. L. Anderson); Antiquity 81 (2007): 465-467 (by Frances Reynolds); Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 348 (2007): 94-96 (by Allison Karmel Thomason); Cambridge Archaeological Journal 17:1 (2007): 119-121 (by David Wengrow); Art Bulletin 90 (March 2008): 123-126 (by Ömür Harmansah); Museum Anthropology 32/1 (2009): 65-66 (by Peter Lacovara)


Book in Preparation:

Artistic Materialities in the Early First Millennium Near East: Ivories and Bronzes in North Syria, Phoenicia, and Assyria


Edited Volumes:

With J. Cheng. Ancient Near Eastern Art in Context: Studies in Honor of Irene J. Winter by Her Students. Brill, 2007.

With M. Heinz. Representations of Political Power: Case Histories from Times of Change and Dissolving Order in the Ancient Near East. Eisenbrauns, 2007.


Articles and Catalogue Essays:

“Object Agency? Spatial Perspective, Social Relations, and the Stele of Hammurabi.” Pp. 149-165 in Agency and Identity in the Ancient Near East: New Paths Forward, ed. S. Steadman and J. Ross. London: Equinox, 2010.

“Classification and Contextualization of 2nd Millennium Ivories: The Case of Ugarit.” Pp. 337-356 in Syrian and Phoenician Ivories of the Early First Millennium BCE: Chronology, Regional Styles and Iconographic Repertories, Patterns of Inter-Regional Distribution, ed. Serena Maria Cecchini, Stefania Mazzoni, and Elena Scigliuzzo. Acts of the International Workshop, Pisa, December 9th-11th, 2004. Ricerche di archeologie del Vicino Oriente 3. Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2009.

“Hoarded Treasures: The Megiddo Ivories and the End of the Bronze Age,” Levant 41/2 (2009): 175-194.

“Knowledge as Cultural Biography: Lives of Mesopotamian Monuments.” Pp. 40-55 in Dialogues in Art History, from Mesopotamia to Modern: Readings for a New Century, ed. Elizabeth Cropper. Studies in the History of Art Series 74, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Symposium Papers LI, National Gallery of Art, Washington. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009.

“Qatnas Beziehungen zur Ägäis.” Pp. 250-253 in Schätze des Alten Syrien: Die Entdeckung des Königreichs Qatna, ed. M. Al-Maqdiss, D. Morandi Bonacossi, and P. Pfälzner, ex. cat. of the Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart. Stuttgart: Landesmuseum Württemberg, 2009.

“Knowing the Foreign: Power, Exotica, and Frescoes in the Middle Bronze Age Levant.” Pp. 281-286 in Proceedings of the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Held at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, July 18-22, 2005, ed. R. D. Biggs, J. Myers, and M. T. Roth. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 62. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 2008.

“The Legacy of Ivory-Working Traditions in the Early First Millennium B.C.” Pp. 445-448 in Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C., ed. J. Aruz, K. Benzel, and J. M. Evans. Exhibition catalogue. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

“Darius and the Heroes of Akkad: Affect and Agency in the Bisitun Relief.” Pp. 265-293 in Ancient Near Eastern Art in Context: Studies in Honor of Irene J. Winter by Her Students, ed. J. Cheng and M. H. Feldman. Brill, 2007.

“Frescoes, Exotica, and the Reinvention of the Northern Levantine Kingdoms during the Middle Bronze Age.” Pp. 39-65 in Representations of Political Power: Case Histories from Times of Change and Dissolving Order in the Ancient Near East, ed. M. Heinz and M. H. Feldman. Eisenbrauns, 2007.

“Assur Tomb 45 and the Birth of the Assyrian Empire.” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 343 (2006): 21-43.

“Mesopotamian Art.” Pp. 281-301 in Companion to the Ancient Near East, Blackwells Companions to the Ancient World series, ed. Daniel Snell. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.

“Nineveh to Thebes and Back: Art and Politics between Assyria and Egypt in the Seventh Century BCE,” in the proceedings of the 49th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, London, 7-11 July 2003, Iraq 66 (2004): 141-150.

“Ambiguous Identities: The ‘Marriage’ Vase of Niqmaddu II and the Elusive Egyptian Princess.” Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 15.1 (2002): 75-99.

“Luxurious Forms: Redefining a Mediterranean “International Style,” ca. 1400-1200 B.C.E.” Art Bulletin 84 (2002): 6-29.

“The Iconography of Power: Reading Late Bronze Age Symbols,” Archaeology Odyssey 5/3 (May/June 2002): 26ff.

“Ties that Bind: Luxury Goods and Royal Gifting in the Eastern Mediterranean and Near East,” Pp. 77-81 in Center 18: Record of Activities and Research Reports, June 1997-May 1998. Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, 1998.


with Jack Cheng, “Introduction.” Pp. 3-11 in Ancient Near Eastern Art in Context: Studies in Honor of Irene J. Winter by Her Students, ed. J. Cheng and M. H. Feldman. Brill, 2007.

with Marlies Heinz, “Introduction: Representation—Tradition—Religion.” Pp. 1-18 in Representations of Political Power: Case Histories from Times of Change and Dissolving Order in the Ancient Near East, ed. M. Heinz and M. H. Feldman. Eisenbrauns, 2007.


Book Reviews, Catalogue Entries and Encyclopedia Entries:

Review of Jacqueline Gachet-Bizollon, Les ivories d’Ougarit et l’art des ivoiriers du Levant au Bronze Récent (RSO 16). Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 354 (2009): 88-90.

“Enheduanna.” Pp. 177-178 in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, ed. B. G. Smith. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Review of Claudia E. Suter and Christoph Uehlinger, eds., Crafts and Images in Contact: Studies on Eastern Mediterranean Art of the First Millennium BCE (OBO 210). Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 348 (2007): 102-104.

Review of Timothy Potts, Michael Roaf, and Diana Stein, Culture through Objects: Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of P.R.S. Moorey. American Journal of Archaeology 110.3 (July 2006): 508-510.

Review of Frederick N. Bohrer, Orientalism and Visual Culture: Imagining Mesopotamia in Nineteenth-Century Europe. CAAReviews, posted online April 7, 2005.

Review of Zainab Bahrani, The Graven Image: Representation in Babylonia and Assyria. Journal of the American Oriental Society 124.3 (2004): 599-601.

Review of Manfred Bietak, ed., The Synchronisation of Civilisations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Millennium B.C., Proceedings of an International Symposium at Schloss Haindorf, 15th-17th of November 1996 and at the Austrian Academy, Vienna, 11th-12th of May 1998. Journal of the American Oriental Society 122.4 (2002): 867-868.

Review of Christoph Uehlinger, ed., Images as Media: Sources for the Cultural History of the Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean (1st Millennium BCE). Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 326 (2002): 96-98.

“Mesopotamia.” Pp. 384-390 in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt. Volume 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Review of Shelley Wachsmann, Seagoing Ships and Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant. Journal of the American Oriental Society 120.4 (2000): 660-661.

Catalogue entry on funerary relief of Egyptian Official Ptahshepses. Pp. 94-95 in Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting. Cambridge: Harvard University Art Museums and Abrams, 1996.

Catalogue entry on Levantine scaraboid seal. Pp. 188-190 in From Pasture to Polis: Art in the Age of Homer ed., S. Langdon. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 1993.

Ivories from the Ancient Near East from Harvard University Collections. Harvard University Art Museums Gallery Series, no. 3. Cambridge: Harvard University Art Museums, 1993.


Forthcoming Publications:

“The Art of Ivory Carving in the Second Millennium BCE.” To appear in the proceedings of a symposium held in conjunction with the exhibition Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ed. by Joan Aruz, ms submitted for publication.

“Assyrian Representations of Booty and Tribute as a Self-Portrayal of Empire.” To appear in Interpreting Exile: Interdisciplinary Studies of Displacement and Deportation in Biblical and Modern Contexts, ed. by Frank Ames, Brad Kelle, and Jacob Wright. Society of Biblical Literature Ancient Israel and Its Literature Series. Ms submitted for publication.

“Beyond Iconography: Meaning-Making in Late Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean Visual and Material Culture.” To appear in The Cambridge Prehistory of the Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean, ed. A. Bernard Knapp and Peter van Dommelen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ms accepted for publication.

“Objects of Prestige? Chariots in the Late Bronze Age Near East and Eastern Mediterranean” with Caroline Sauvage, Ägypten und Levante/ Egypt and the Levant 20 (2010), in press.

“The Practical Logic of Style and Memory in Early First Millennium Levantine Ivories.” To appear in the proceedings of the symposium “Materiality and Practice: Transformative Capacities of Intercultural Encounters,” held at the University of Heidelberg, March 25-27, 2010, ed. by Joseph Maran and Philipp Stockhammer, ms. submitted for publication.

“Visual Hybridity and International Kingship in the Late Bronze Age.” In Proceedings of the Third International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Paris, April 15-19, 2002, ed. J.-C. Margueron, P. de Miroschedji, and J.-P. Thalmann, in press.

Review of Ägyptische unde ägyptisierende Elfenbeine aus Megiddo und Lachisch: Inscriftenfunde, Flaschen, Löffel, by Erika Fischer (2007), BASOR, in press.