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ANCIENT ART FROM THE BARBIER-MUELLER MUSEUM. Jean-Louis Zimmermann. Musee Barbier-Mueller, Geneva, 1991. English edition distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 184 pp. with 107 ills. (52 col.). 33 x 30 cm. LC 92-137037 ISBN 0810919044 In English.
The first publication devoted to the museum's important collection of prehistoric and ancient art, this volume features excellent reproductions and brief descriptions of 52 objects (most of them small-scale sculptural works) ranging from a Neolithic Anatolian figurine to Greco-Roman portrait statuary of the 2nd century A.D. and including Minoan, Egyptian, Cycladic and Phoenician artifacts. The symbolic art of early civilizations, animal and martial works, and the artistic achievements of various conquering peoples, including the Achaemenids, Etruscans, Greeks and Romans, are surveyed in the catalogue's three sections, each of which is prefaced by a succinct essay and summary notes on the numerous cultures represented.
Indexing: Western, Ancient Mediterranean
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053958
Hardcover $65.00    

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