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Ancient Egyptian/Near Eastern Art
Dissertations in Progress by Subject, 2017

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Amrhein, Anastasia, “Multi-Media Image-Making in Assyria: Visualizations of the Numinous in Political Context” (University of Pennsylvania, H. Pittman)

Butner, Amy. “Creation of Ritual Space in the Non-Royal Tombs at Amarna” (Emory University, G. Robins)

Ferguson, Elissa, “The Depiction of Women in the Tombs of their Sons in New Kingdom Egypt” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Hartsay, Emily, “The Geographic Personifications of the Chapelle Rouge of Hatshepsut, Karnak” (Penn State, E. Walters)

McGovern, Elizabeth, “Fashioning Identity in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt: The Depiction of Costume in the Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Middleton, Andrea, “The Ruler Cult of Arsinoe II Philadelphus” (Penn State, E. Walters)

Olien, Catherine, “Between Classicism and Orientalism: The Reception of Ancient Cypriot Sculpture, 1860-1900” (Northwestern University, A. Gunter)

Jackson, Briana, “The Aten Network: The Art and Architecture of State and Private Worship in Egypt and Beyond in the Reign of Akhenaten” (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU, D. O’Connor)

Peebles, Matthew, “Act as Attribute: The Attacking Body in Ancient Greek Art” (Columbia University, I. Mylonopoulos)

Said, Miriam, “Materializing Apotropaia: The Power of the Distributed Body in Neo-Assyrian Ritual Arts, 9th - 7th c. BCE” (University of California, Berkeley, A. Stewart and M. Feldman)

Schneller, David, “Strangers in the Shrine: Itinerant Objects in Greek Sanctuaries of the Geometric and Archaic Periods” (Columbia University, I. Mylonoloupos)

Stavis, Jacob, “The Formation of Achaemenid Art: Beyond Iconography and Attribution” (Columbia University, Z. Bahrani)