Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes
Emma C. Bunker, Collectif, Trudy S. Kawami, Katheryn M. Linduff, En Wu, Arthur M. Sackler gallery (Washington, D.C.).
Harry N. Abrams, 1997 - Art - 401 pages
Lavishly illustrated, Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes is the first major volume devoted to the study of the art of the Northern Zone. It includes a dramatic account of the Western medical workers and teachers who first collected these works early in the twentieth century, as well as an up-to-date account of Chinese excavations in the area, based on notes by the eminent Chinese archeologist Wu En. Mr. Wu is himself descended from these peoples. Diagrams and photographs of recently opened tombs are of special interest, and full metallurgical analyses of many pieces are provided, along with an appendix of forgeries that will be of inestimable value to scholars, collectors, and dealers.
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Preface by Elizabeth A Sackler and Else Sackler
Introduction by Emma C Bunker
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