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Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 368
  • Illustrations: 485 in full color
  • Dimensions: 9 1/2'' x 11''
  • Format: Hardcover
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  • ISBN: 9781588395870



By Carlos A. Picn and Sen Hemingway

The Hellenistic periodthe nearly three centuries between the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 B.C., and the suicide of the Egyptian queen Kleopatra VII (the famous "Cleopatra"), in 30 one of the most complex and exciting epochs of ancient Greek art. This beautifully illustrated volume examines the rich diversity of art forms that arose through the patronage of the royal courts of the Hellenistic kingdoms, placing special emphasis on Pergamon, capital of the Attalid dynasty, which ruled over large parts of Asia Minor. Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World brings together the insights of a team of internationally renowned scholars, who reveal how the art of Classical Greece was transformed during this period, melding with predominantly Eastern cultural traditions to yield new standards and conventions in taste and style.

Carlos A. Picn is Curator in Charge and Sen Hemingway is Curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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