RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 13861151 LA English T1 Greece and Rome A1 Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), Mertens, Joan R., PB The Museum PP New York YR 1987 SN 0870994441 9780870994449 0870994468 9780870994463 AB "This volume presents the Metropolitan Museum's collections of classical art, which range from early Cycladic pieces- dating from about 2700 B.C.- to works created in Rome at the time of the conversion to Christianity of the emperor Constantine in A.D. 312. To be sure, this picture of the classical world is only a partial one. Greek painting, for example, has been largely lost to histor, and certainly many of the best Greek and Roman works reside in other museums, or, in the case of architecture, still stand throughout the Mediterranean world. Yet the collections of the Metropolitan do contain many of the finest examples of Cycladic, Cypriot, Attic, East Greek, archaic, geometric, and classical Greek art as well as of the art created by the Etruscans and in republican and imperial Rome."--Page  of cover.