Art of the Classical World in The Metropolitan Museum of Art : Greece o Cyprus o Etruria o Rome

Description

Nearly 500 outstanding objects from the collection of the Department of Greek and Roman Art in the Metropolitan Museum are assembled in this generously illustrated publication, published to coincide with the opening of the Museum's new galleries of Hellenistic, Etruscan, and Roman art, and comprehensive Study Center. The volume includes a detailed history of the collection by Carlos A. Picon and seven chapters that reflect the scope of the collection: the Neolithic and the Aegean Bronze Age, Geometric and Archaic Greece, Classical Greece, the Hellenistic Age, Cyprus, Etruria, and the Roman Empire. Notable are such treasures as a Cycladic figure of about 4500-4000 B.C., a fascinating and meticulously restored bronze and ivory Etruscan chariot from the sixth century B.C., and a number of well-preserved Roman wall paintings. An entry section includes an informative text about each object, along with a map for each chapter and a selection of drawings and details.

Details

Author(s)
Carlos A. Picon, Sean Hemingway, Christopher S. Lightfoot, Joan R. Mertens, Elizabeth J. Milleker, Richard De Puma
Format
Hardback | 520 pages
Dimensions
216 x 279 x 44.96mm | 2,404g
Publication date
07 May 2007
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
41b-w + 595 color illus., 7 maps
ISBN10
0300120311
ISBN13
9780300120318
Bestsellers rank
942,141