Arts of the Hellenized East

ISBN: 9780500970690 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2015 Autor: Martha L. Carter, Prudence O. Harper Editură: Thames & Hudson Ltd Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 424 Stoc: La comandă

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The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, houses one of the world's most spectacular collections of ancient silver vessels and other objects made of precious metals. Dating from the centuries following Alexander the Great's conquest of Iran and Bactria in the middle of the 4th century BCE up to the advent of the Islamic era, the beautiful bowls, drinking vessels, platters and other objects in this catalogue suggest that some of the best Hellenistic silverwork was not made in the Greek heartlands, but in this eastern outpost of the Seleucid empire. Martha L. Carter connects these far-flung regions from northern Greece to the Hindu Kush, tracing the common cultural threads that link their diverse geography and people. The last part of the catalogue, by Prudence O. Harper, deals with an important group of Sasanian silver vessels and gems, and some other rarities produced in the succeeding centuries for Hunnish and Turkic patrons. The catalogue is accompanied by an essay on the technology of ancient silver production by Pieter Meyers, who has performed a number of scientific tests on the objects, including a new metallurgical analysis that may help to identify their geographical origins.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Martha L. Carter, Prudence O. Harper
Data Publicarii
2015
Editura
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Inaltime
28.3
Latime
22.8
Grosime
4.2
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
424
Subtitlu
Precious Metalwork and Gems of the Pre-Islamic Era
Isbn 13
9780500970690
Cod
9780500970690
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