The Maikop Treasure

The Maikop Treasure

by A. M. Leskov




The Maikop Treasure consists of more than 300 objects ranging in date from the Bronze Age through the Medieval period, currently held in four institutions—the Staatliche Museen, the Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte in Berlin, the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Originally assembled in the 1890s by a wealthy employee of Tsar Nicholas II, these objects have no single provenance but were dug from various sites in the general region of the eastern Pontic.

Publication was supported by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934536049
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 08/27/2008
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A. M. Leskov, former head of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Art at the Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, is a Research Associate in the Mediterranean Section of the Penn Museum and a Research Associate in the Program for the Archaeology of Ukraine, University of Pennsylvania.

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