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Masterpieces of the British Museum

Masterpieces of the British Museum

  • Author: J. D. Hill
  • Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
  • ISBN: 9780714151052
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 304
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The British Museums collection is one of the worlds finest and broadest, ranging from prehistoric times to the present in ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This new and updated edition includes many recent acquisitions and new discoveries, such as Picassos stunning Vollard Suite and the intriguing Vale of York Viking hoard, and showcases a selection of more than 250 of the most beautiful and important objects drawn from across the Museum. Each object is presented with its own fascinating story and is strikingly illustrated in full colour. From the Warren Cup to Dürers Rhinoceros, the Lewis Chessmen to the Aztec turquoise serpent and the Gayer-Anderson Cat, the iconic objects of the British Museum are here presented in an exciting and accessible new way, highlighting the superb craftsmanship and ingenuity of those who created each of these splendid pieces. Grouped into sections based on cross-cultural themes, such as rulers, mythical beasts, dress and the human form, the resulting juxtapositions offer intriguing new insights into these widely varied masterpieces. Introduced by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, this is a stunning overview of artistic and cultural achievement around the world.

Masterpieces of Wedgwood in the British Museum

Masterpieces of Wedgwood in the British Museum

  • Author: Aileen Dawson,British Museum
  • Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 160
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Early Celtic Masterpieces from Britain in the British Museum

Early Celtic Masterpieces from Britain in the British Museum

  • Author: J. W. Brailsford,British Museum
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art metal-work
  • Page: 103
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Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt

Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt

  • Author: Nigel Strudwick
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780714119779
  • Category: Art objects, Egyptian
  • Page: 352
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Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt is the first illustrated guide to the highlights of the British Museum's wonderful collection. It features over 180 of the most stunning and important Egyptian and Sudanese artefacts in the Museum, including not only internationally famous items such as the Rosetta Stone, but also a wealth of lesser-known but equally significant or beautiful pieces. The objects are arranged in chronological order, beginning with the earliest predynastic pots and figurines, and continuing through the three thousand year rule of the Pharaohs, right up to Roman Egypt and the Coptic Christian period.

Japanese Art

Japanese Art

Masterpieces in the British Museum

  • Author: Lawrence Smith,Victor Harris,British Museum
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 256
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Covers material in the Department of Japanese Antiquities, Deppartment of Coins and Medals and the Clock Room of the Department of Medieval and Later Antiquities.

The Art of Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1788

The Art of Worcester Porcelain, 1751-1788

Masterpieces from the British Museum Collection

  • Author: Aileen Dawson
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 9781584657521
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 248
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"This book showcases over 100 of the most important and attractive pieces of eighteenth-century Worcester porcelain in the collection of the British Museum. They date from the period 1751-83, from the factory's founding by Dr. John Wall to a few years after his death in 1776."--BOOK JACKET.

The Collections of the British Museum

The Collections of the British Museum

  • Author: British Museum
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art museums
  • Page: 304
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The collections of The British Museum span all cultures and all ages, ranging from ancient Egyptian mummies to masterpieces of Greek and Roman art; from Celtic gold to Japanese paintings and traditional textiles from Africa. Today the Museum is bringing its collections up to date, and this highly illustrated book also features many recent acquisitions from all over the world. In his introduction the present Director, Robert Anderson, outlines the historical background to the Museum's recent redevelopment programme and offers an insight into the diverse range of activities engaged by this great storehouse of the world's culture. A final chapter outlines the work of conservation and scientific research.