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The centaur's smile : the human animal in early Greek art

Author: J Michael Padgett; William A P Childs; D S Tsiaphakē; Princeton University. Art Museum.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Art Museum ; New Haven, Conn. : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first to investigate representations of human animals in early Greek art (ca. 750-450 B.C.). The Centaur's Smile discusses the oriental antecedents of these fantastic creatures, examining the influence of Egyptian and Near Eastern models on the formation of Greek monsters in the Geometric and Archaic periods. Fully illustrated essays explore the nature and origin of horse men (centaurs and satyrs)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Michael Padgett; William A P Childs; D S Tsiaphakē; Princeton University. Art Museum.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
ISBN: 0300101635 9780300101638 0943012406 9780943012407
OCLC Number: 52566572
Notes: Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at Princeton University Art Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2003-2004.
Description: 406 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Horse men: centaurs and satyrs in early Greek art / J. Michael Padgett --
The human animal: the Near East and Greece / William A.P. Childs --
"Pelora": fabulous creatures and/or demons of death? / Despoina Tsiafakis --
Catalogue of the exhibition : Egyptian and Near Eastern Mischwesen ; Centaurs ; Horsemen ; Satyrs ; Sphinxes ; Sirens ; Gorgons ; Minotaur ; Acheloos ; Nereus and Triton ; Typhon ; Pan.
Responsibility: J. Michael Padgett ; with contributions by William A.P. Childs and Despoina Tsiafakis ; Nathan T. Arrington [and others].
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Understanding the phenomenon of combining human and animal elements into composite creatures is central to our knowledge of the Greek imagination. This is an investigation of the representations of  Read more...

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