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Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Quick, Jennifer (editor),and Deborah Olszewski

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ISBN 10: 1931707634 / ISBN 13: 9781931707633
Published by University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition. HC, 8 3/4 x 11, DJ,viii 214pp (1), index, concordance, color frontis, illust 191 plates with 220 objects, mostly color, a few b/w. Essay by Deborah I. Olszewski. From the extraordinary collection of the Museum's various sections, from African to American to Asian, from Babylonian and Near Eastern to Egyptian, Oceanian and Mediterranean, curators and staff selected these magnificent objects, and the essay by Deborah Olszewski discusses their origins from Nippur, Thebes, the Amazon, Sitro Conte, Ur of the Chaldees, Borneo, and how they were recovered, their background and meaning. Every object is beautifully photographed and described. F/F. Bookseller Inventory # 591

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Title: Magnificent Objects from the University of ...

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Since the late nineteenth century hundreds of people, on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, have searched for what it means to be human, studying the infinite variety of human cultures. The Museum's extensive collections provide vital clues in this quest.

For the first time curators and Museum staff present more than 220 of the most intriguing and beautiful objects from such sites as Nippur, Thebes, the Amazon, Sitio Conte, Ur of the Chaldees, Borneo—all resonating with an eloquence that recalls the curiosity that drove the Museum and its founders and continues to drive its contemporary researchers after more than 350 international expeditions. The objects selected—from African to American to Asian, from Babylonian and Near Eastern to Egyptian, Oceanian, and Mediterranean—are important even beyond their immediate, individual aesthetic. The depth of information recovered when they are examined in their original contexts allows experts and lay readers to reconstruct the many stories, large and small, that constitute the shared lives and heritage of humanity.

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