The Resource Art and empire : treasures from Assyria in the British Museum, edited by J.E. Curtis and J.E.Reade ; with contributions by D. Collon ... [et al.] ; foreword by R.G.W. Anderson

Art and empire : treasures from Assyria in the British Museum, edited by J.E. Curtis and J.E.Reade ; with contributions by D. Collon ... [et al.] ; foreword by R.G.W. Anderson

Label
Art and empire : treasures from Assyria in the British Museum
Title
Art and empire
Title remainder
treasures from Assyria in the British Museum
Statement of responsibility
edited by J.E. Curtis and J.E.Reade ; with contributions by D. Collon ... [et al.] ; foreword by R.G.W. Anderson
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The British Museum has one of the finest collections of Assyrian artifacts in the world, centered around the famous carved stone reliefs from the palaces of the Assyrian kings at Nimrud and Nineveh. Dating from the ninth to the seventh centuries B.C., these remarkable sculptures show the kings' exploits in battle and in hunting, and ceremonies at the Assyrian court. This catalogue describes their excavation in the mid-nineteenth century and the excitement aroused in Western Europe by the discovery of reliefs depicting peoples mentioned in the Bible. A broader picture of life in Assyria is created by numerous smaller objects, such as delicate ivories, embossed bronze bowls, ceramic and glass vessels, and exquisite cylinder seals carved in miniature
  • Particularly important are the clay tablets from the royal library of King Ashurbanipal, written in the cuneiform script and dealing with a wide range of subjects, from the administration of the empire to magic, religion and divination, astronomy, mathematics, medicine, history and literature. The book is written by a team of experts, mainly from the British Museum, and more than 250 items are described and illustrated in color, providing a magnificent record of one of the great civilizations of antiquity
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 730/.0935
  • 730/.0935
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
N5370
LC item number
.A78 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Art and empire : treasures from Assyria in the British Museum, edited by J.E. Curtis and J.E.Reade ; with contributions by D. Collon ... [et al.] ; foreword by R.G.W. Anderson
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from May 2 through August 13, 1995, and at the Kimbell Art Museum , Fort Worth, Texas, from October 1995 through February 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-224)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • fro
Control code
000011389216
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780870997389
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94047101
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b1753883x
System control number
  • C01108011666
  • (OCoLC)31866862

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