Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World
The Hellenistic Age spanned the three momentous centuries from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. to the crowning of Emperor Augustus and the establishment of the Roman Empire.
This splendidly illustrated volume examines the rich diversity of art forms-including sculpture in marble, bronze, and terracotta; gold jewellery; engraved gems; and coins-throughout the Hellenistic kingdoms of ancient Greece, and especially in the great city of Pergamon (in present-day Turkey). Featuring more than 250 objects from major museums around the world, including the renowned collection from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, and essays by an international team of specialists, this book describes the historical context in which these sumptuous works of art were created, and provides a new understanding of this period of masterful artistic accomplishment.
AAMC Award for Excellence.
- Authors: Carlos A. Picon is curator in charge and Sean Hemingway is curator, both in the Greek and Roman Art Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Date published: May 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1588395870
- Product Dimensions: 36.8 x 28.5 x 2.9 cm