Ancient Bronzes Of The Eastern Eurasian Steppes by Emma C. BunkerAncient Bronzes Of The Eastern Eurasian Steppes by Emma C. Bunker

Ancient Bronzes Of The Eastern Eurasian Steppes

byEmma C. Bunker, Katheryn M. Linduff, Trudy S. Kawami

Hardcover | September 1, 1997

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Four thousand years ago, a remarkable culture emerged in what is now Inner Mongolia. Focused on hunting and herding, especially from horseback, these nomadic people produced stunning, intricate art objects. This is the first major volume devoted to the small yet sumptuous pieces that reflect the beliefs and clan affiliations of the ancient people of the Northern Zone.

Lavish color illustrations reproduce exquisite belt plaques and buckles, glittering appliques, short swords and curved knives, horse accoutrements, and chariot and cart fittings decorated with motifs featuring birds of prey, wild animals -- tigers, boar, deer, and ibex -- and domestic animals such as camels, horses, donkeys, and yaks.

An up-to-date account of Chinese excavations in the area, based on work by WU EN, deputy director of the Archaeological Institute, Beijing, is amplified by diagrams and photographs of recently opened tombs, full metallurgical analyses, and a useful appendix of forgeries.

Title:Ancient Bronzes Of The Eastern Eurasian SteppesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:401 pages, 12.25 × 9.5 × 1 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:Harry N. Abrams

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810963485

ISBN - 13:9780810963481

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CLavishly 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