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The Cyrus cylinder and ancient Persia : a new beginning for the Middle East

Author: John CurtisArthur M. Sackler Gallery.Museum of Fine Arts (Houston)Metropolitan Museum of Art (Nova York, Nova York)Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.All authors
Publisher: London : British Museum Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous objects to have survived from the ancient world. The Cylinder was inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of the Persian King Cyrus the Great  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Catàlegs d'exposicions
Named Person: Cir, rei de Pèrsia
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Curtis; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.; Museum of Fine Arts (Houston); Metropolitan Museum of Art (Nova York, Nova York); Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.; J. Paul Getty Museum.
ISBN: 9780714111872 0714111872
OCLC Number: 914509650
Notes: Catàleg de l'exposició itinerant celebrada a Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 9 March - 28 April 2013 ; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 3 May-14 June 2013 ; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 20 June-4 August 2013; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 9 August-22 September 2013; i J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, 2 October-2 December 2013.
Description: 144 p. : color il., color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Introductory essay by Neil MacGregor * Translation of the Cyrus Cylinder by Irving Finkel * Catalogue * 5 contextual chapters (The Origins of the Persians, History of the Persian Empire, The Main Cities of the Persian Empire, The Art and Architecture of the Persian Empire and The Oxus Treasure).
Responsibility: John Curtis ; with an introductory essay by Neil MacGregor and a translation of the Cyrus Cylinder by Irving Finkel.

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