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CIVILIZATION: ANCIENT TREASURES FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM. Timothy Potts. Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1990. 184 pp. with 114 ills. (98 col.). 25 x 25 cm. ISBN 0642130418 In English.
Last available copy is slightly shelf-worn with sticker affixed to front cover; otherwise in very good condition. A well-illustrated presentation of 93 important works selected to illuminate stages in the development of Western civilization from the fourth millennium B.C. to A.D. 400, including Sumerian and Assyrian tablets, seals and decorative metal objects; Egyptian statues, deity figures, coffins and other funerary articles; and Classical Greek and Roman ceramics, bronze and marble statues, jewelry, coins and engraved gems. Three concise essays describing the history of civilizations in the ancient Near East and the Classical world are supplemented by informative commentaries on the exhibited works.
Indexing: Western, Ancient Mediterranean, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Ancient Egypt/North Africa
Plans: 02,04
Worldwide Number: 023046
Paperbound $27.50    

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