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Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium from the Mediterranean to  the Indus by  Joan (ed); Ronald Wallenfels (ed) Aruz - Hardcover - Second Printing - 2003 - from Round Table Books, LLC and

Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium from the Mediterranean to the Indus

by Aruz, Joan (ed); Ronald Wallenfels (ed)

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press. As New in As New dust jacket. 2003. Second Printing. Hard Cover. 0300098839 . Publisher's full royal blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, blue endpapers. Profusely illustrated with 712 illustrations, including 535 in full color, maps, Chronology, Bibliography, and Index. This illustrated work highlights one of the most important and creative periods in the history of art: a time marked by the appearance of the city states of the Sumerians, the citadel of Troy, the splendid royal tombs at Ur, and the monumental cities at Mohenjodaro and Harappa. The volume examines the cultural achievements of these first urban societies, placing them in a historical context. Topics covered include the emergence of the first city states, the birth of written language, and trade and cultural interconnections between the Ancient Near East and outlying areas. More than 500 works of art, including sculpture, jewellery, vessels, weapons, cylinder seals and tablets executed in a wide variety of materials such as stone, metal, clay, ivory and semiprecious stones, are included. The accompanying texts are written by leading scholars in the field. This is the catalogue for an exhibition held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 8 May to 17 August 2003.. Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, pristine condition; unread, unmarked, tight, square, and clean. A large, heavy book - additional shipping charges may apply. AS NEW/AS NEW.. Color Photographs. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 564 pp .


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