The world between empires : art and identity in the Ancient Middle East


    • Fowlkes-Childs, Blair
    • Seymour, Michael

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The world between empires : art and identity in the Ancient Middle East

Blair Fowlkes-Childs and Michael Seymour

Metropolitan Museum of Art , Distributed by Yale University Press, c2019

  • : hbk

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"This catalogue is published in conjunction with 'The world between empires : art and identity in the Ancient Middle East' on view at the Metoropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from March 18 through June 23, 2019"--T.p. verso

Includes bibliographical references and index

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A timely and definitive exploration of the art and culture of the ancient civilizations situated between Rome and the Middle East that presents a new way of understanding the region's influential heritage This publication examines the art and architecture of regions that served as major trade routes between the Roman and Parthian Empires from 100 B.C. to A.D. 250. The book examines the cultural histories of cities including Petra, Baalbek, Palmyra, Dura-Europos, and Hatra together for the first time, capturing the intricate web of influence that emerged in the Ancient Middle East through the exchange of goods and ideas across the region. Works illustrated and discussed include statues, coins, reliefs, architectural elements and friezes, painted tiles and wall fragments, jewelry, textiles, and more. The World Between Empires is the definitive book on this subject, contextualizing the significance of these works on a local and global scale, including a thoughtful discussion of recent cultural heritage destruction and preservation efforts in the region, particularly in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, and the role of museums.

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    • 9781588396839
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    New York,New Heaven
  • Pages/Volumes
    xix, 310 p.
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    29 cm
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