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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 ... [et al.]].
Published New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven, Conn. ; London : Distributed by Yale University Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  N7292 .A34 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description viii, 134 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm.
Series Metropolitan Museum of Art symposia
Metropolitan Museum of Art symposia.
Note 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 (p. 122-133).
Subject Art, Ancient -- Afghanistan -- Congresses.
Afghanistan -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Related Names Aruz, Joan.
Fino, Elisabetta Valtz.
Alternate Title Forging civilizations along the Silk Road
ISBN 9780300179545 (pbk.)
0300179545 (pbk.)
OCLC number 775027913