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Assyria to Iberia: At the Dawn of the Classical Age

edited by Joan Aruz, Sarah B. Graff, and Yelena Rakic
Format
Book
Published
New York, New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2014]
New Haven ; London : Distributed by Yale University Press, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9781588395382, 1588395383, 9780300208085, 0300208081
Summary
"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 archaeological 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. This book showcases masterpieces that reflect the cultural encounters of this era. Stunning details convey the 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"--
Contents
  • The age of transition. Crisis in the eastern Mediterranean and beyond: survival, revival, and the emergence of the Iron Age / Elizabeth Carter and Sarah Morris ; Homer and the legacy of the Age of Heroes / John Boardman ; Lefkandi and the era of transition / Maria Kosma ; Sea Peoples and Philistines / Jonathan N. Tubb ; Cuneiform scribal tradition and the development of the alphabet / Béatrice André-Salvini
  • The Assyrian imperial age. Assyria: establishing the imagery of empire / John Curtis ; Black Obelisk / Julian Reade ; Ashurbanipal's library at Nineveh / Irving Finkel ; Assyria's eastern frontier / Daniel T. Potts ; Elam / Elizabeth Carter ; Myth of Ararat and the fortresses of Urartu / Béatrice André-Salvini and Mirjo Salvini ; Syro-Hittite states: Site of Tell Halaf (ancient Guzana) / Nadja Cholidis ; Kingdoms of Midas and Croesus: western Anatolian states and sanctuaries / Sarah B. Graff
  • Assyria to Iberia: conquest and commerce. Art and networks of interaction across the Mediterranean / Joan Aruz ; Gold of Nimrud / Muzahim Mahmoud Hussein, with contributions by Kim Bensel ; Phoenicians and Aramaeans / Jonathan N. Tubb ; Nimrud ivories / Joan Aruz, with technical comments by Jean-François de Lapérouse ; Ivories of Arslan Tash / Elizabeth Fontan ; Metalwork / Marian H. Feldman ; Tridacna shell / Annie Caubet ; Phoenician and east Mediterranean glass / Annie Caubet ; Lands of the Bible / Amihai Mazar ; Cyprus in the Early Iron Age / Despina Pilides ; "Royal" tombs of Salamis on Cyprus / Vassos Karageorghis ; Jewelry from a tomb at Kition / Sophocles Hadjisavvas ; Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian period / Marsha Hill ; From Carthage to the western Mediterranean / María Eugenia Aubet ; Carthaginian jewelry / Brigitte Quillard ; Phoenicians in Sardina / Giuseppe Garbati ; Phoenician metal production in Tartessos / Concepción San Martin Montilla ; Phoenician and Orientalizing "ivories" in the Iberian peninsula / Pablo Quesada Sanz ; Bajo de la Campana shipwreck and colonial trade in Phoenician Spain / Mark E. Polzer ; Phoenician ships of Mazarrón / Iván Negueruela Martínez
  • The Orientalizing era: imports and inspiration. Beyond "Orientalizing": encounters among cultures in the eastern Mediterranean / Ann C. Gunter ; Worlds of Odysseus / Walter Burkert ; Near Eastern imagery in Greek context: Geometric and Orientalizing pottery / Anastasia Gadolou ; Demons, monsters, and magic / Sarah B. Graff ; Cauldrons / Joan Aruz, with technical comments by Jean-François de Lapérouse ; Near Eastern imports and imagery on Crete during the Early Iron Age / Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis ; Heraion at Samos / Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier ; Levantine and Orientalizing luxury goods from Etruscan tombs / Maurizio Sannibale
  • The conquest of Assyria and the rise of the Babylonian Empire. From Nineveh to Babylon: Transition from the Neo-Assyrian to the Neo-Babylonian empire / Marc Van de Mieroop ; Gods and their images in the Bible and Babylon / Ira Spar
  • Legacy of the age of the great empires. Assyro-Babylonian age in western artistic and literary tradition / Michael Seymour.
Description
xxv, 421 pages : color illustrations, maps, plans ; 32 cm
Notes
  • Catalog of an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 2014-January 4, 2015.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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