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Title: Le décor des autels à encens de la Palestine perse
Author(s): ARNOULD-BÉHAR, C.
Journal: Transeuphratène
Volume: 49    Date: 2017   
Pages: 57-66
DOI: 10.2143/TE.49.0.3248518

Abstract :
Cette contribution porte sur le décor des autels à encens, à partir de trois types de motifs: les motifs architecturaux, le palmier et les symboles astraux. Les axes principaux de l’étude concernent le sens des représentations, souvent d’inspiration cultuelle, et l’origine de ces décors qui apparaissent, tant sur le plan de l’iconographie que stylistique, profondément ancrés dans la culture locale.



This contribution deals with the decoration of the Palestinian incense altars. It focuses on three types of motifs: the architectural ones, the palm tree and the astral symbols, selected because of their importance in the art of Palestine before and after the Persian period, in an attempt to show the continuity in the use of the decorative repertoire. The study investigates the meaning of this imagery, showing that it was mainly cultually inspired. It also questions the sources of inspiration of the decoration, asserting that, from an iconographic but also from a stylistic point of view, it is deeply rooted in local culture.

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