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ARTH 422 Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Art

Resources for your study of ancient near eastern and Egyptian art

Overview of Era

Getting Started

For background information, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove Art Online. Click on Help for an online tour.

Bibliographies located in books or at the end of journal articles can be very helpful.  To learn if Pepperdine has access to a particular journal, search for the name of the journal in the library catalog, or use the 'Find E-journals" search feature on the Library's Web site (Look for the Databases & Ejournals icon and then use the "Find E-journals" tab - print journals found in the library are included)

Specialized Online Encyclopedias

Museums' Digitized Book Collections

Watch Streaming Videos

ARTstor Images for Your Presentation/Paper

Door lintel with lion-griffins and vase with lotus leaf

Door lintel with lion-griffins and vase with lotus leaf, Mesopotamia, Hatra, A.D. 2nd-3rd century, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1932 (32.145a, b) Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The best place to find images for your presentation or paper is the database,  ARTstor.  Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export to Power Point. To use an image in your paper, you will first need to download it to your computer.

You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Egyptian and other Ancient Art (Arielle Kozloff Brodkey)) Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.

Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on YouTube

Many ARTstor images can be found on JSTOR along with journal articles and book chapters.