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|Material Type:||Conference publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joan Aruz; Elisabetta Valtz Fino
|ISBN:||9781588394521 1588394522 9780300179545 0300179545|
|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.|
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 in Bactria; relations between nomadic and sedentary populations; contacts with Rome, Iran, China, and India; and, more.
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