Urartu: The Kingdom of Van and its Art. 1967. VG HC Classical Ancient Art

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Urartu: The Kingdom of Van and its Art
Piotrovskii, B.B.; Gelling, Peter S. [ed.]
Fredrick A. Praeger Inc., Publishers
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Notes: Very Good 4to 10" x 7 1/2" light brown cloth over board with stamped gold gilt lettering to spine, very minimal wear to tips, small black dot to back panel, otherwise sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. Dark brown and metallic gold wraparound pictorial dustjacket featuring two sculptures from the Ancient Uratu culture, white, black, and gold lettering to front and spine, price clipped (but UK price still visible), protected by a paper-backed Brodart sleeve, minor peeling to coating on front and back panels, minor bumping to head, otherwise unmarked. [7] vii-viii, 111 [1] pp. + plates, includes endpapers with map illustrations of areas around the Capsian Sea and the Black Sea, 30 black-and-white Plates, black illustrations of Urartian people, sculptures, various cultural objects displaying Urartian artistic style, and citadel architectural plan, List of Illustrations, A brief historical survey, The characteristics of Urartian art, A survey of Urartian art, Appendix A as an outline of the development of Urartian studies, Appendix B as the relationship between Urartian and Scythian art, Notes, and Index. From the front flap: "Though resembling Assyrian craft, the art of Urartu has definite individual traits in its stylized treatment of the human figure and in its skillful, richly ornamented handling of animals. The book also includes a detailed account of the development of Urartian studies and a discussion of the relation between Urartian and Scythian art." Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.

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