Art and Culture in the Iron Age: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia
Edited by Joan Aruz and Michael Seymour
February 14, 2017
376 pages, 7 1/2 x 10
254 color + 61 b/w illus.
Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Distributed by Yale University Press
In 2014, the Metropolitan Museum presented Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age, an unprecedented exhibition that offered a comprehensive overview of art, diplomacy, and cultural exchange in the ancient Near East and across the Mediterranean at the beginning of what is now known as the classical age. This volume extends the innovative scholarship that underpinned the exhibition and accompanying book of the same title. Focusing on a time of transition, upheaval, and globalization, 27 essays by internationally distinguished scholars explore the cultural encounters of diverse populations interacting through trade, travel, migration, and war during the first millennium B.C. in a region that spanned over 1,000 miles in a continuous swathe from Assyria (present-day northern Iraq) to the western Mediterranean and northern Africa.
Joan Aruz is curator in charge, and Michael Seymour is assistant curator, both in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.