Book Series Studies in Palmyrene Archaeology and History, vol. 1

Harald Ingholt

Studies on Palmyrene Sculpture

A Translation of Harald Ingholt’s Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur, Edited and with Commentary

Olympia Bobou , Jesper Vestergaard Jensen , Nathalia Breintoft Kristensen , Rubina Raja , Rikke Randeris Thomsen

  • Pages: xxiv + 562 p.
  • Size:216 x 280 mm
  • Illustrations:554 b/w, 7 col.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2021

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This volume presents the very first English translation of Harald Ingholt’s seminal work Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur, together with a number of studies that contextualise this important volume in the light of current research.

BIO

Harald Ingholt was a Danish archaeologist. He excavated primarily in Syria, first in Palmyra, and then Hama, however, his research interests expanded to include regions that were either in direct contact with Syria (such as the art of Hatra), or further away (such as Gandhara), making him one of the pre-eminent experts in the art of the Near and Middle East.

Summary

This volume presents the first English translation of Harald Ingholt’s seminal work Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur, together with a number of studies that contextualize this important volume in the light of current research. Almost a century after its publication in 1928, Ingholt’s ground-breaking Danish-language monograph remains essential reading for all scholars of Palmyrene archaeology and iconography, setting out observations on the typology and style of securely dated Palmyrene portraits, and establishing a stylistic and chronological sequence that remains in use today. Included alongside the translation of Ingholt’s writings are contributions by leading scholars in the field who seek to introduce Harald Ingholt and explore the impact of his work in Palmyra, as well as presenting a survey of all the portraits from Palmyra that can be securely dated by inscription. The translation and commentary have been realized as part of the Palmyra Portrait Project, directed by Prof. Rubina Raja.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Figures

Acknowledgements

Notes to the Reader

Preface: An Introduction from the Ingholt-Underdown Family — HAROLD UNDERDOWN

Harald Ingholt and Palmyrene Sculpture: Continuing a Lifelong Relationship a Century Later — RUBINA RAJA

A Brief Note on Harald Ingholt — as I Remember Him — PEDER MORTENSEN

Studier over Palmyrensk Skulptur (Studies on Palmyrene Sculpture) — HARALD INGHOLT (Translated by HEIDI FLEGAL)

Figures

Concordance A: Locations of Objects

Concordance B: Inscriptions

Appendix 1. Collecting Then and Now — OLYMPIA BOBOU and RIKKE RANDERIS THOMSEN

Appendix 2. Acquisition Histories

Appendix 3. Dated Palmyrene Objects

Publications by Harald Ingholt

Palmyra Portrait Project Publications