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Title Afghanistan : forging civilizations along the Silk Road / edited by Joan Aruz and Elisabetta Valtz Fino [with contributions by Paul Bernard ... [and others]].

Published New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven, Conn. ; London : Distributed by Yale University Press, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709.581 AFGH    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 134 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 26 cm.
Series Metropolitan Museum of Art symposia.
Metropolitan Museum of Art symposia.
Notes Selected conference papers.
"Most of the essays published in this volume were presented at the symposium "Afghanistan: hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul," held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, on September 10, 2009."--t.p. verso.
Contents Map of the Silk Road -- Introduction / Joan Aruz -- At the crossroads of Asia: a history of the National Museum of Afghanistan / Omara Khan Massoudi -- The Bronze Age world of Afghanistan / Fredrik T. Hiebert -- Chronology: western, central, and east Asia after Alexander -- Coins: "The great guides of the historian" / Frank L. Holt -- Aï Khanum: a Greek colony in post-Alexandrian Central Asia, or how to be Greek in an oriental milieu / Paul Bernard -- The glass from Begram / David Whitehouse -- The Begram carvings: itinerancy and the problem of "Indian" art / Sanjyot Mehendale -- Bactrian gold: jewelry workshop traditions at Tillya Tepe / Jane Hickman -- Tillya Tepe and its connections with the Eurasian steppes / Henri-Paul Francfort -- Tillya Tepe: echoes of Greece and China / John Boardman -- Links, missing and otherwise: Tillya Tepe and East Asia / Denise Patry Leidy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 122-133).
Other author Aruz, Joan.
Fino, Elisabetta Valtz.
Subject Art, Ancient -- Afghanistan -- Congresses.
Afghanistan -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Variant Title Forging civilizations along the Silk Road.
ISBN 9780300179545 (paperback)
0300179545 (paperback)