Marta E. Ameri
Assistant Professor of Art
Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology, 2010
Areas of Expertise
- Ancient and Medieval Art
- Islamic Art
- South Asian Archaeology
- Near Eastern Archaeology
- Seals and Sealing Technology in the Ancient World
Courses Currently Teaching
|AR101W A||Reading Images|
|AR125 A||Art and Architecture of the Islamic World, 622-1258|
|AR215 A||Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and Egypt|
|AR227 A||History of Architecture I: From Pyramids to Cathedrals|
|AR323 A||Destroying Culture: Iconoclasm from Antiquity to Today|
Other Courses Taught
|AR125||Art and Architecture of the Islamic World 650-1250|
|AR213||Early Medieval Art|
|AR227||History of Architecture 1: Pyramids to Cathedrals|
|AR215||Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and Egypt|
|AR452||The Art of the Book in the Islamic World|
|AR498||Ancient Art in Miniature: Theory and Practice in Seal Studies|
M. Ameri, S. K. Costello, S. J. Scott and G. Jamison, eds. Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World: Case Studies from the Ancient Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2018
“Women, Seals, and Power in Prehistoric Iran and Central Asia.” in M. Bayless, J. Lillequist
and L. Webb, eds., Gender and Status Competition in Pre-Modern Culture. Brepols. Forthcoming.
“Reconstructing an Administrative System: Storage and Sealing at Gilund.” In P. Shirvalkar and E. Prasad eds., Pratnamaṇi: Felicitation volume of Prof. Vasant Shinde). New Delhi: B R Publishing House. Forthcoming.
“Who Holds the Keys? Identifying Female Administrators at Shahr-i Sokhta,” Iran: Journal of the British Institute of Persian Studies https://doi.org/10.1080/05786967.2020.1718542.
“Seals and Sealings from the Ahar-Banas Culture.” In A. Parpola, B.M. Pande, and P. Koskikallio eds., Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions, Vol. 3: New Material, untraced objects, and collections outside India and Pakistan, Part 2: Shahr-i Sokhta; Mundigak; Mehrgarh, Nausharo, Sibri; Dauda-damb; Chanhu-daro; Ahar, Balathal, Gilund; Kalibangan; Rojdi. Helsinki: Soumalainen Tiedeakatemia, 2019, p. xxx-xxxiii.
“Variations on a Theme: Iconographic Variability in the Horned Anthropomorphic Figures of the Harappan World,” Artibus Asiae79.1 (2019): 29-50.
“The Sincerest Form of Flattery? Terracotta Seals as Evidence of Imitation and Agency in Bronze Age Middle Asia', in Frenez, D., Jamison, G., Law, R., Vidale, M. & Meadow, R. (eds.) Walking with the Unicorn: Social Organization and Material Culture in Ancient South Asia. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2018 pp. 19-25.
“Letting the Pictures Speak: An Image-based Approach to the Mythological and Narrative Imagery of the Harappan World.” In M. Ameri, S. K. Costello, S. J. Scott and G. Jamison, eds. Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World: Case Studies from the Ancient Near East, Egypt, the Aegean and South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, p. 144-166.
M. Ameri, S. K. Costello, S. J. Scott and G. Jamison, “Introduction: Small Windows, Wide Views.” In M. Ameri, S. K. Costello, S. J. Scott and G. Jamison, eds. Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World: Case Studies from the Ancient Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, p. 1-10.
“Changing Patterns of Indo-Iranian Interaction in the Third and Second Millennia BCE as seen from the Ahar-Banas Culture.” In U. Franke and V. Widorn, eds. Contextualizing Material Culture in South and Central Asia in Pre-Modern Times. Brepols, 2016, p. 37-49.
“Report on the Seal Impressions and Related Small Finds” in T. Raczek, V.S. Shinde and G. Possehl eds. Excavations at Gilund: The Artifacts and Other Studies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014, p. 157-209.
“Regional Diversity in the Indus: The Evidence of the Seals” in Abraham, S, Gullapali, P., Raczek, T. and Rizvi, U. eds. Connections and Complexity: New Approaches to the Archaeology of South and Central Asia, Studies in Honor of Gregory L. Possehl. Left Cost Press, 2013, p. 355-74
“Middle Asian Interconnections at the turn of the Second Millennium BC:
Locating the Foreign Elements in the Gilund Seals and Seal Impressions.” In T.P. Raczek and V. Shinde eds. The Gilund Project: Excavations in Regional Context, South Asian Archaeology 2007, Special
Sessions 2, BAR International Series, Archaeopress, Oxford,
2010, p. 41-50
G.L. Possehl, V. Shinde and M. Ameri, “The Ahar-Banas Complex and the BMAC”, Man and Environment
XXIX(2): 2004, p. 18-29.
V. Shinde, G.L. Possehl and M Ameri, “Excavations at Gilund 2001-2003: The Seal Impressions and Other Finds”, in U. Franke-Vogt and H. Weisshaar eds., South Asian Archaeology 2003, Aachen, 2005, p. 159-169.
“Book Review of Defining the Sacred: Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion in the Near East, edited by Nicola Laneri.” American Journal of Archaeology, 121(1) (January 2017). www.ajaonline.org/book-review/3360.
“Book Review of The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction by David Wengrow.” American Journal of Archaeology, 120(1) (January 2016), www.ajaonline.org/book-review/2549
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