By N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York
This quantity catalogues for the 1st time greater than 600 bronze and iron items within the division of historic close to jap artwork of The Metropolitan Museum of artwork. every one is illustrated and defined after which mentioned when it comes to its formal and stylistic points, cultural historical past, functionality, and chronology. Bibliographic citations current comparative fabric correct to every item. a particular characteristic of this catalogue is its association. in the geographical sections the excavated items seem first, separated from the unexcavated fabric that's stylistically attributed to a similar zone. large cross-referencing in the catalogue entries relates items that arc officially related, in addition to those who are geographically or culturally linked. The items offered right here were received by way of the Metropolitan Museum during the last century throughout the Museums participation in archaeological excavations, via alternate with different associations, and via buy or gift.
The geographical parts they characterize contain a lot of the traditional close to japanese international: Iran, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, and Arabia. through learning the gadgets and the statement provided during this catalogue, the reader may perhaps discover old cultures and the issues confronting smooth archaeology and scholarship.
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