The forms of expression in ancient Oriental art were reinforced by a marked language of gestures that was especially useful in the communication between mortals and gods as well as between subordinate and higher-ranking persons. In the sacred sphere gestures expressed individual feelings and wishes; in the profane sphere their official information content was foregrounded more strongly. Prayer gestures we…
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Bonatz, Dominik (Berlin),
Dominicus, Brigitte (Diersdorf) and
Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg),
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