Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum [NOOK Book]

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This catalogue makes available more than 600 complete or fragmentary stone vessels kept in the British Museum. Most of them were excavated at Nineveh and other major sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are presented here for the first time. They range in date from prehistory down to the Persian and Hellenistic periods; the bulk belong in the eighth and seventh centuries, when the Near East under Assyrian rule grew increasingly cosmopolitan. The collection includes luxury items made for palaces and temples, ...
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Overview

This catalogue makes available more than 600 complete or fragmentary stone vessels kept in the British Museum. Most of them were excavated at Nineveh and other major sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are presented here for the first time. They range in date from prehistory down to the Persian and Hellenistic periods; the bulk belong in the eighth and seventh centuries, when the Near East under Assyrian rule grew increasingly cosmopolitan. The collection includes luxury items made for palaces and temples, often bearing royal inscriptions, besides many perfume-jars, mortars and other vessels for practical use. The catalogue incorporates extensive information on material culture, art, technology, economic relationships, and social and religious practices, and will be used by historians, archaeologists, philologists and anthropologists alike.
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Editorial Reviews

AJA Online Book Reviews - Andrew Bevan
...provides a welcome treatment of a poorly known corpus of material... The volume as a whole will certainly be an important point of future reference for many specialists.'
Orientalia - Davide Nadali
A. Searight, J. Reade and I. Finkel deserve our deepest gratitude for their excellent work: they have here presented and analysed the material with special attention to the historical context and other general considerations without ever disregarding the importance and interest of the details. We must be very grateful to the authors for drawing us into the 'excavation' of the old material in the stores of the British Museum. These collections, when carefully studied and presented, continue to shed new light on the culture and history of the Ancient Near East, an objective amply fulfilled by this book.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782975205
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • Publication date: 7/17/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 22 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Collections of stone vessels in the British Museum

2 The acquisition of the collections

3 Historical background

Abbreviations

Catalogue

Documentation of the Collections

Concordance: British Museum Collection and Catalogue Numbers

Citations of British Museum Objects

Bibliography

Illustrations

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