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    DescriptionAlthough the Assyrian kingdom that dominated the Ancient Near East between the ninth and seventh centuries BC had a rich material culture, attested particularly by the distinctive stone wall reliefs and colossal gateway figures, practically nothing is known about Assyrian metalwork. There has been no previous survey of this subject, largely because most of the material was not accessible. This volume makes available for the first time a vast amount of previously unpublished metalwork, much of it from the Assyrian capital city of Nimrud, excavated first by Sir Henry Layard between 1845 and 1851 and then by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq between 1949 and 1963. It emerges that Assyria had a thriving metalworking industry probably superior to any contemporary state in the region, and was producing large quantities of sophisticated bronze and ironwork, of high technical quality and sometimes elaborately decorated. This book will therefore be of interest to archaeologists, art historians and metallurgists. It is the publication of a PhD thesis that was successfully submitted in 1979. It is published here in its original form in order to make the large amount of primary data that it contains available to a wider circle of scholars.


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    Title
    An Examination of Late Assyrian Metalwork
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Curtis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 330
    Width: 214 mm
    Height: 298 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,520 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842175071
    ISBN 10: 1842175076
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 52
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: TEC023000
    BIC subject category V2: AFKG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAA
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAA
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    DC23: 935
    BIC subject category V2: HDDC
    BISAC region code: 2.1.0.0.0.0.0
    DC22: 671.09350901
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    DC22: 671.0935/09014
    LC classification: DS69.6 .C87 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NKD, AFKG
    Publisher
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    24 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford