Pergamon and the Hellenistic kingdoms of the ancient world / edited by Carlos A. Picón and Seán Hemingway.

"The Hellenistic Age spanned the three momentous centuries from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. to the crowning of Emperor Augustus and the establishment of the Roman Empire. This splendidly illustrated volume examines the rich diversity of art forms--including sculpture in marble,...

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Other Authors: Hemingway, Seán (Editor) Picón, Carlos A. (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2016]
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
©2016
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Summary:"The Hellenistic Age spanned the three momentous centuries from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. to the crowning of Emperor Augustus and the establishment of the Roman Empire. This splendidly illustrated volume examines the rich diversity of art forms--including sculpture in marble, bronze, and terracotta; gold jewelry; engraved gems; and coins--throughout the Hellenistic kingdoms of ancient Greece, and especially in the great city of Pergamon (in present-day Turkey). Featuring more than 250 objects from major museums around the world, including the renowned collection from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, and essays by an international team of specialists, this book describes the historical context in which these sumptuous works of art were created, and provides a new understanding of this period of masterful artistic accomplishment." -- Publisher's description.
Item Description:Catalog of the exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 18-July 17, 2016.
Physical Description:xxi, 346 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-337) and indexes.
ISBN:1588395871
9781588395870
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