Selected Articles and Essays

For a full list of publications see my CV.

Many of my papers are available for download on Academia. Or you can contact me for access to these or additional publications for research purposes.

Amy Gansell, “Women’s Lives in the Ancient Near East and Facets of Ancient Near Eastern Womanhood,” pp. 15-23 in Women at the Dawn of History, edited by Agnete Lassen and Klaus Wagensonner, New Haven: Peabody Museum of Natural History and Yale Babylonian Collection, Yale University, 2020. 

Amy Gansell and Ann Shafer, “Perspectives on the Ancient Near Eastern Canon: More than Mesopotamia’s Greatest Hits” (co-author with Ann Shafer), pp. 1-41 in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology, Oxford University Press, 2020.

journal cover reading American Journal of Archaeology depicting woman in gold diadem and white dress holding gold chain

 Amy Gansell, “Dressing the Neo-Assyrian Queen in Identity and Ideology: Elements and Ensembles from the Royal Tombs at Nimrud,” American Journal of Archaeology 122 (2018): 65-100.

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Amy Gansell, “In Pursuit of Neo-Assyrian Queens: An Interdisciplinary Model for Researching Ancient Women and Engendering Ancient History,” pp. 157-81, in Studying Gender in the Ancient Near East, ed. S. Svärd and A. Garcia-Ventura, University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns, an imprint of Penn State University Press, 2018.

Amy Gansell, “Imperial Fashion Networks: Royal Assyrian, Near Eastern, Intercultural, and Composite Style Adornment from the Neo-Assyrian Royal Women’s Tombs at Nimrud,” pp. 54-64 in Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age, ed. J. Aruz and M. Seymour, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016.

Amy Gansell, “Prioritized Presence: Rulers’ Images in the Neo-Assyrian Palace as Devices of Elite Ideological Memory,” pp. 85-100 in Envisioning the Past through Memories, ed. D. Nadali, London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

Amy Gansell (first author) with Chris Wiggins, et al., “Stylistic Clusters and the Syrian/South Syrian Tradition of First Millennium BCE Levantine Ivory Carving: A Machine Learning Approach,” Journal of Archaeological Science 44 (2014): 194-205.

Amy Gansell, “The Iconography of Ideal Feminine Beauty Represented in the Hebrew Bible and Iron Age Levantine Ivory Sculpture,” pp. 46-70, in Image – Text – Exegesis: Iconographic Interpretation and the Hebrew Bible, ed. J. M. LeMon, et al., New York: Continuum/T&T Clark, 2014.

Amy Gansell, “Images and Conceptions of Ideal Feminine Beauty in Neo-Assyrian Royal Contexts, c. 883-627 BCE,” pp. 391-420, in Critical Approaches to Ancient Near Eastern Art, ed. M. Feldman and B. Brown, Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2013.

Amy Gansell, “Women in Ancient Mesopotamia,” pp. 11-24, in A Companion to Women in the Ancient World, ed. S. James and S. Dillon, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2012.

Amy Gansell, “From Mesopotamia to Modern Syria: Ethno-archaeological Perspectives on Female Adornment During Rites of Passage,” pp. 449-83, in Ancient Near Eastern Art in Context, Festschrift Irene J. Winter, ed. M. Feldman and J. Cheng, Boston: Brill, 2007.

Amy Gansell, “Identity and Adornment in the Third Millennium BC ‘Royal Cemetery’ at Ur,” Cambridge Archaeological Journal 17/1 (2007): 1-19.