VG. Burgundy cloth, black title block with gilt letters on spine, black & color illus. glossy dust jacket, 508 pp., many color illus. and figures. Provides an annotated an illustrated catalogue of 476 specific pieces of classical art found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Begins with a narrative history of the museum's Department of Greek and Roman Art. The catalogue is approached by date and location of the artwork's origins. Much to see in this hefty tome.
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Fine in fine dust jacket. Clean and tight as new, no wear to dust jacket. 508 p. The Metropolitan Museum has built a vast and rich collection that totals over seventeen thousand objects representing the ancient civilizations of Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, and Rome. This luxuriously illustrated volume features over five hundred outstanding examples of those works-ranging from coins, gems, jewelry, and vases to wall paintings, bronzes, and marble sculpture.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0300120311. Very light bump to 1 corner. Very minor shelfwear to book and DJ. Dustjacket is protected in mylar.; 520pp, profusely illustrated. 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. Picón 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.; 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall; 520 pages.
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