Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008 - Art, Ancient - 524 pages
This important volume describes the art created in the second millennium B.C. for royal palaces, temples, and tombs from Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia to Cyprus, Egypt, and the Aegean.
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After Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus, Aruz (curator, dept. of Ancient Near Eastern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art)-with assistant curators Kim ... Read full review
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Aegean Alalakh Amarna Anatolia ancient animal Archaeological Museum Aruz Ashur Assyrian B.C. National Babylonian beads bull Byblos Canaanite carved central century B.C. Ceramic copper Crete cultural cylinder seals Cypriot Cyprus dagger decorated deities depicted divine Dynasty 18 East Ebla Egypt Egyptian example excavated faience ﬁg ﬁgure ﬁgurines ﬁnds ﬁne ﬁrst gifts goddess gold Hattusa head Height Hittite horns Hyksos Ibid identiﬁed images incised inﬂuence ingots inlays ivory jewelry Kanesh Kassite king lapis lazuli Late Bronze Age Levant Levantine lion Mari Mesopotamia Metropolitan Museum Middle Bronze Age Middle Kingdom Minoan Mitanni motif Mycenae Mycenaean objects originally palace pendant period pharaoh pieces plaque Pulak Qatna reﬂect region reign relief rhyta ritual Royal Tomb rulers scene second millennium B.C. shape signiﬁcant silver speciﬁc sphinx stone style symbol tablets Tell temple texts Thebes Thutmose Thutmose III tion trade Ugarit Uluburun ship Uluburun shipwreck vessels wall paintings width