Hunters, Heroes, Kings: The Frieze of Tomb II at Vergina (Hardback)
Short Description for Hunters, Heroes, Kings Published with the assistance of the Getty Foundation"--Prelim.
- Published: 09 May 2013
- Format: Hardback 158 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780876619667 ISBN 10: 0876619669
- Sales rank: 954,371
Full description for Hunters, Heroes, Kings
This monograph considers the painted frieze on the facade of Tomb II at Vergina (ca. 330-280 B.C.) as a visual document that offers vital evidence for the public self-stylings of Macedonian royalty in the era surrounding the reign of Alexander the Great. The hunting scene on the frieze reflects the construction of Macedonian royal identity through the appeal to specific and long-standing cultural traditions, which emerged, long before Alexanders reign, from a complex negotiation of claims to heroic and local dynastic pasts, regional ideals of kingship, and models of royal behavior provided by the East.