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ANCIENT JAPAN. Richard Pearson et al. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1992. Organized in association with Bunka-cho (Agency for Cultural Affairs), Tokyo. Published in association with George Braziller, Inc., New York. 324 pp. with 313 ills. (71 col.). 34 x 24 cm. LC 92-15138 ISBN 0807612820 In English.
Presenting works selected from the collections of 65 museums throughout Japan, this catalogue illuminates the technologies, social customs, rituals and artistic achievements of Japanese civilizations from the Paleolithic era through the 8th century A.D., documenting more than 250 stone tools, bronze weapons, clay vessels, ornaments, funerary figures, writing implements and other objects, most discovered during archaeological excavations undertaken since 1970. Arranged to reflect the five major periods of ancient Japanese culture, the scholarly catalogue includes an introductory historical overview, twelve essays discussing significant archaeological sites and artifacts, and detailed commentaries on many of the exhibited works.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — Japan
Plans: 01,06,07,08,17,21
Worldwide Number: 023689
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