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

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9781588390431: Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus

This large volume accompanies an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2003, celebrating the artistic achievements of the period during which the first cities emerged in Mesopotamia. The impressive list of international contributors present thematic studies of the major cities of Mesopotamia and their artistic and literary legacy, as well as placing the objects from the exhibition in a social and historical context. Objects include statues, reliefs, animal sculptures, jewellery, plaques, weapons, vessels, seals, and some stunning metal artefacts, many presented in colour.

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This book is the catalogue for an exhibition to be held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 8 to August 17, 2003.

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Joan Aruz is Curator in Charge in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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