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Assyria to Iberia: At the Dawn of the Classical Age (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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This comprehensive book explores the spectacular art of the first millennium B.C. from the Near East to Western Europe. This was the world of Odysseus, in which trade proliferated with Phoenician merchants; of King Midas, whose tomb was adorned with treasures; and of the Bible, whose stories are illuminated by recent artistic and archeological discoveries. It was also a time of rich cultural exchange across the Mediterranean and Near East as diverse populations interacted through trade, travel, and migration. 

Assyria to Iberia showcases masterpieces that reflect the cultural encounters of this era. Stunning details convey the beauty and significance of more than 300 objects drawn from collections around the globe. These objects include carved reliefs from the majestic palaces of ancient Assyria, Phoenician fine bronze metalwork and carved ivories, Egyptian statues, and luxurious jewelry. Texts by over 80 international scholars provide a compelling picture of this fascinating period, one that is essential to understanding the origins of Western culture and art.

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A sweeping survey of objects from one of the richest artistic periods in history

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Featuring more than 300 spectacular works of art from the first millennium B.C., this fascinating book reveals the cultural encounters that took place across the Mediterranean and Near East during this time period.

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Joan Aruz is curator in charge, Yelena Rakic is associate curator, and Sarah Graff is assistant curator, all in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

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ISBN:
9780300208085
Author:
Aruz, Joan
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
Author:
Graff, Sarah
Author:
Rakic, Yelena
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 color illus.
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
12 x 9.5 in

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