From Nineveh to New York

From Nineveh to New York

The Strange Story of the Assyrian Reliefs in the Metropolitan Museum and the Hidden Masterpiece at Canford School

Book - 1997
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The story of Sir Austen Henry Layard's rediscovery of ancient Assyria and its fabled capital, Nineveh, is one of the great tales of nineteenth-century archeological imperialism, genius, and romance. In this social history of the reception of ancient Assyrian art in England and subsequently America, John Malcolm Russell focuses on the huge collection of artifacts that Layard brought back to England. Much went to the British Museum, but much also to the fascinating Lady.
Charlotte Guest and then - via a Manhattan dealer and numerous competitive curators and millionaires - to the Metropolitan Museum.
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, ©1997
ISBN: 9780300064599
Branch Call Number: 730.9352 R964f
Characteristics: 232 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm


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