Record Number : 93687 of 13452

Title : Works of art : Ancient Near Eastern art

Description :
The website "Ancient Near Eastern Art" introduces this collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which possesses one of the largest and most significant collections of Near Eastern artefacts in the world. This beautifully produced and easily navigated website provides an excellent guide to these holdings for both the general public and the professional academic. The collection can be searched in a number of ways, from a series of 50 highlighted objects selected by the museum or via a search engine which allows you to store a personal collection of search results for future research. Each record provides brief but informative descriptions of each object together with a high quality illustration which can be viewed at a variety of scales from thumbnail to full screen size. The Heilbrunn timeline of world art history which accompanies the entire museum collection, presented as an attractive interactive world map, situates the objects in their wider chronological and cultural context. This resource is a fine example of online museum publishing and will interest a wide public from the interested amateur and school children (and their teachers) to university level students and researchers of ancient Near Eastern art, archaeology and history.

URL : http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/department.asp?dep=3

Uncontrolled Keywords : art galleries; Mesopotamian art; Syrian art; Babylonian art; Uruk; Sumerian art; cuneiform tablets

Controlled Keywords : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Ancient Near Eastern Art

Language : eng;

Geographic Name : Middle East

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