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Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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This important volume describes the extraordinary art created in the second millennium B.C. for royal palaces, temples, and tombs from Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia to Cyprus, Egypt, and the Aegean.  Objects of the highest artistry reflect the development of a sophisticated trade network throughout the eastern Mediterranean region and the resulting fusion of Near Eastern, Aegean, and Egyptian cultural styles.

The impact of these far-flung connections is documented in the precious materials sent to royal and temple treasuries and, most dramatically, in objects discovered on merchant shipwrecks off the shores of southern Anatolia. The history of the period and the artistic creativity fostered by interaction among the powers of the ancient Near East, both great and small, are discussed by an international group of scholars in essays and entries on the more than 350 objects included in the exhibition, continuing the fascinating story begun in the landmark catalogue Art of the First Cities (2003).

About the Author

Joan Aruz is Curator in Charge and Kim Benzel and Jean Evans are Assistant Curators in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300141436
Subtitle:
Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C.
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Editor:
Aruz, Joan
Editor:
Benzel, Kim
Editor:
Evans, Jean
Editor:
Evans, Jean M.
Author:
Aruz, Joan
Author:
Benzel, Kim
Author:
Evans, Jean M.
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Art, ancient
Subject:
Art, Ancient -- Middle East.
Subject:
Middle East Civilization To 622.
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication Date:
20081222
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 b/w + 410 color illus.
Pages:
548
Dimensions:
12 x 9 in 6.45 lb

Related Subjects

» Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
» History and Social Science » Anthropology » Oversized Books
» History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
» History and Social Science » Archaeology » Near East
» History and Social Science » Archaeology » Oversized Books

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