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Title: The Persistence of Orientalising
Author(s): ARRINGTON, Nathan T.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 21    Date: 2022   
Pages: 37-59
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.21.0.3291137

Abstract :
‘Orientalising’ describes a style and period of Greek art and, by extension, Greek culture and society. This article describes problems with the terminology and argues that a paradigm of Orientalising endures largely because the process of periodisation and classification ossified and concealed frameworks and assumptions. Drawing attention to the intellectual context of the term’s origins (particularly in relationship to vase-painting) and later redeployment can show how the paradigm has emerged. This article advocates for a return to questions of production and for the use of models encompassing a networked Mediterranean and underscoring human-object interaction.

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