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Susanne Ebbinghaus
Susanne Ebbinghaus is the George M.A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art and head of the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at the Harvard Art Museums.
Ebbinghaus, Susanne
Ebbinghaus, Susanne
United States of America
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Ancient Bronzes through a Modern Lens: Introductory Essays on the Study of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes
Bronzeworking in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East reached its apogee in the first millennium BCE, well after the end of the Bronze Age. Anthony Snodgrass, a specialist in Greek archaeology, has drawn attention to “the paradoxical fact that a developed Iron Age culture may be...
Ancient Bronzes through a Modern Lens: Introductory Essays on the Study of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes
Relatively rare today, bronze is of great historical significance as a material for human-made objects. Even though it was never as ubiquitous as stone, wood, or clay, it was sufficiently common to have given its name to an entire epoch. Sculptures and artifacts from a variety of cultures and periods and of vastly diverse...
Ancient Bronzes through a Modern Lens: Introductory Essays on the Study of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Bronzes
This publication brings together prominent art historians, conservators, and scientists to discuss fresh approaches to the study of ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern works of bronze. Featuring significant bronzes from the Harvard Art Museums’ holdings as well as other museum collections, the volume’s eight essays present technical and formal analyses in a format that will be useful for both general readers and students of ancient art. The text provides an overview of ancient manufacturing processes as well as modern methods of scientific examination, and it focuses on objects as diverse as large-scale statuary and more utilitarian armor, vessels, and lamps. Filling a current gap in the art historical literature, this book offers a much-needed, accessible introduction to ancient bronzes.
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Print publication date November 2014 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300207798
EISBN 9780300236842
Illustrations 113 Illus.
Print Status in print