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Afghanistan : forging civilizations along the Silk Road

Author: Joan Aruz; Elisabetta Valtz Fino
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven, Conn. : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2012.
Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art symposia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Afghanistan, standing at the crossroads of major trade routes, has a long and complex history. Its rich cultural heritage bears the imprint of many traditions, from Greece and Iran to the nomadic world of the Eurasian steppes and China. The essays in this volume concentrate on periods of great artistic development: the Bactrian Bronze Age and the eras following the conquests of Alexander the Great, with a special  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Aruz; Elisabetta Valtz Fino
ISBN: 9781588394521 1588394522 9780300179545 0300179545
OCLC Number: 775027913
Notes: "Most of the essays published in this volume were presented at the symposium, 'Afghanistan: hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul, ' held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on September 10, 2009"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 134 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Map of the Silk Road --
Introduction / Joan Aruz --
At the crossroads of Asia : a history of the National Museum of Afghanistan / Omara Khan Massoudi --
The Bronze Age world of Afghanistan / Fredrik T. Hiebert --
Chronology: western, central, and east Asia after Alexander --
Coins : "The great guides of the historian" / Frank L. Holt --
Aï Khanum : a Greek colony in post-Alexandrian Central Asia, or how to be Greek in an Oriental milieu / Paul Bernard --
The glass from Begram / David Whitehouse --
The Begram carvings : itinerancy and the problem of "Indian" art / Sanjyot Mehendale --
Bactrian gold : jewelry workshop traditions at Tillya Tepe / Jane Hickman --
Tillya Tepe and its connections with the Eurasian steppes / Henri-Paul Francfort --
Tillya Tepe : echoes of Greece and China / John Boardman --
Links, missing and otherwise : Tillya Tepe and East Asia / Denise Patry Leidy.
Series Title: Metropolitan Museum of Art symposia.
Other Titles: Afghanistan, hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul.
Forging civilizations along the Silk Road
Responsibility: edited by Joan Aruz and Elisabetta Valtz Fino.

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Examines objects from Afghanistan's antiquity - stone and terracotta architecture and sculpture, coins, ivories, and encrusted gold jewellery. This title explores such issues as the Hellenic presence  Read more...
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