This is the first systematic attempt to survey in detail the archaeological evidence for the crafts and craftsmanship of the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia (c. 8000-300 BC). P.R.S. Moorey reviews briefly the textual evidence, and goes on to examine in detail a wide range of crafts and materials: stones, both common and ornamental, animal products, ceramics, glazed materials and glass, metals, and building materials. With a comprehensive bibliography, this generously illustrated volume will be a key work of reference for archaeologists and those interested in the early history of crafts and technology, as well as for specialists in the ancient Near East.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Blue gilt titled hardback; firm and square with strong hinges and sharp corners, not showing any snags or splits; complete with original dustjacket, which is very tidy and bright with no tears or chips; contents very sound, clean and tight with no pen marks and no loose pages. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. A better than very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 072584