Ancient Mediterranean Art in the Ackland Art Museum
2015·Chapel Hill, North Carolina
by Sturgeon, Mary C.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015. Softcover. VG (Small scuffs at top of front cover, otherwise quite crisp and clean.). Brown & color illus. wraps, 334 pp., many color illus. "Presents the collection of ancient art in the Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This collection includes a broad array of works of art that come from many parts of the ancient Mediterranean world, including Egypt and the Nile Valley, Mesopotamia, Iran, Cyprus, Greece, and Italy, ranging in date from c. 5000 BCE to 1100 CE. This collection contains large- and small-scale sculptures made of marble, bronze, terracotta, limestone, and gold and vessels formed of clay, stone, and bronze. Notable groups of objects include Egyptian amulets made of faience, Near Eastern cylinder seals, Cypriot votice statuary of limestone, Greek and Roman coins, and Roman vessels of glass." (back cover) The main annotated and illustrated catalogue addresses 227 pieces, with additional coins and such featured in an appendix.
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