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Arts of the Hellenized East: Precious Metalwork and Gems of the Pre-Islamic Era

Arts of the Hellenized East: Precious Metalwork and Gems of the Pre-Islamic Era

A sumptuous survey of silver and other precious objects originating over several centuries in the Middle East and Mediterranean, from the prestigious al-Sabah Collection

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ISBN 9780500970690
Barcode 9780500970690
Published 1 January 2016 by Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Carter, Martha L.
By Harper, Prudence O.
Text by Meyers, Head of Conservation Pieter
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ISBN-13 9780500970690
ISBN-10 0500970696
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
Imprint Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication Date 1 January 2016
International Publication Date 9 November 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Carter, Martha L.
By Harper, Prudence O.
Text by Meyers, Head of Conservation Pieter
Category History Of Art: BCE To C 500 CE, Ancient & Classical World
Antiques & Collectables: Gold & Silver (Other Than Jewellery)
Number of Pages 424
Dimensions Width: 219mm
Height: 276mm
Spine: 42mm
Weight 2,410g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 709.35
Catalogue Code 622457

Description of this Book

Silverwork in the Orient marks the eighth volume in Thames & Hudson s celebrated series cataloging the treasures of the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. The Collection houses a vast array of silver vessels dating from Alexander the Great s conquest of Iran and Bactria in the middle of the fourth century BCE. Included in this publication are objects made of precious metals, predominantly gilded silver, from the fourth century BCE up to the advent of the Islamic era. An expert on this little-understood period, Martha L. Carter connects far-flung regions from northern Greece to the Hindu Kush, tracing the common cultural threads that link these diverse regions and peoples. The final section includes an essay by curator Prudence O. Harper, dealing with an important group of Sasanian silver vessels and gems, and an essay on the technology of ancient silver production by Pieter Meyers, who has performed scientific research on a number of the objects in this catalog.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review masterfully written, rare catalogue full of informative chapters on Hellenistic art and metal work technology
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Martha L. Carter has taught and curated at institutions including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the University of Wisconsin.

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