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Lisa Anderson
Lisa Anderson is associate curator of Art of the Mediterranean, 5000 BCE–300 CE, at the Walters Art Museum.
Anderson, Lisa
Anderson, Lisa
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
Part of a museum’s mission is to document and study all objects in its care. Many museums include this policy in an official mission statement. That of the Harvard Art Museums is “to preserve, document, present, interpret, and strengthen the collections and resources in their care, and in keeping with the larger...
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