Franks Bequest The Treasure of the Oxus with Other Objects from Ancient Persia and India Bequeathed to the Trustees of the British

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Franks Bequest  The Treasure of the Oxus  with Other Objects from Ancient Persia and India  Bequeathed to the Trustees of the British

Author: British Museum Dept of British and Med

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377095400

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The Oxus Treasure

With exciting and descriptive insight placing the treasure into historical and cultural context, this book takes a closer look at the individual wonders that make up the Oxus Treasure one of the British Museums most celebrated and cherished ...

The Oxus Treasure

Author: John Curtis

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714150796

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In May 1880 Captain F.C. Burton, a British political officer in Afghanistan, rescued a group of merchants who had been captured by bandits while travelling between Kabul and Peshawar. With them was a rich and impressive collection of gold and silver objects dating back to the fifth and fourth centuries BC. From the banks of the River Oxus, the entire hoard was, in due course, bequeathed to the British Museum. Consisting of around 170 objects, including vessels, a gold scabbard, armlets, coins and much more, the collection is an example of ancient goldsmithery at its very best. With exciting and descriptive insight placing the treasure into historical and cultural context, this book takes a closer look at the individual wonders that make up the Oxus Treasure one of the British Museums most celebrated and cherished collections.

Treasures from the Oxus

Origins of the Bronze Age Oasis Civilization in Central Asia. American School of
Prehistoric Research Bulletin 42, Cambridge, Massachusetts. — 1994b. '
Production Evidence for the Origins of the Oxus Civilization'. Antiquity 68,259,
372–387.

Treasures from the Oxus

Author: Massimo Vidale

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 183860975X

Page: 240

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In history, this grand arterial 1500-mile waterway was always seen as the natural frontier between the northern provinces of the Iranian empires and the outer Turanian lands. It was for centuries central to Achaemenid and later Persian power. But, as the author shows, it has a prehistory which goes very much further back: and a succession of skilled yet still elusive Bronze Age cultures flourished here well before the rise of Cyrus the Great in the 6th century BCE. This richly illustrated book explores the fascinating history, art and archaeology of the region, including its primal trade in silk and foodstuffs; the mineral wealth of the Oxus basin; its exotic myths and beliefs; and the converging tribes and peoples which led to a new stability, economic growth and urbanism. The volume contains 150 full-colour photographs of notable artefacts, including silver decorated vessels, inlaid stone pots, agate beads and 25 'Bactrian Princesses': remarkable statuettes made in chlorite and limestone. Most of these rare objects have never been seen, let alone published, before.

campaigning of the oxus and the fall of khiva

The room in which I found myself was ten feet wide , twenty long , and twelve
high : parts of the ceiling were painted in a variety of rude designs , in crude
colours , like the treasure - room of the Khan . ... 262 CAMPAIGNING ON THE
OXUS .

campaigning of the oxus and the fall of khiva

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Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Oscar White Muscarella, “Museum Constructions of the Oxus Treasures:
Forgeries of Provenance and Ancient Culture,” Ancient Civilizations from Scythia
to Siberia 9, nos. 3–4 (2003): 259–75. For the discovery and theft of the Treasure,
see ...

Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Author: Amy Rebecca Gansell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190673168

Page: 468

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Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology invites readers to reconsider the contents and agendas of the art historical and world-culture canons by looking at one of their most historically enduring components: the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East. Ann Shafer, Amy Rebecca Gansell, and other top researchers in the field examine and critique the formation and historical transformation of the ancient Near Eastern canon of art, architecture, and material culture. Contributors flesh out the current boundaries of regional and typological sub-canons, analyze the technologies of canon production (such as museum practices and classroom pedagogies), and voice first-hand heritage perspectives. Each chapter, thereby, critically engages with the historiography behind our approach to the Near East and proposes alternative constructs. Collectively, the essays confront and critique the ancient Near Eastern canon's present configuration and re-imagine its future role in the canon of world art as a whole. This expansive collection of essays covers the Near East's many regions, eras, and types of visual and archaeological materials, offering specific and actionable proposals for its study. Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology stands as a vital benchmark and offers a collective path forward for the study and appreciation of Near Eastern cultural heritage. This book acts as a model for similar inquiries across global art historical and archaeological fields and disciplines.

Thundering Zeus

Early work at Takht-i Sangin ("The Throne of Stone") on the right bank of the Oxus
River produced little of note. Even though a fabulous treasure had been found
near this site in 1877, excavators despaired during explorations in 1928 and ...

Thundering Zeus

Author: Frank Lee Holt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520920095

Page: 248

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Thundering Zeus uses an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to resolve one of the greatest puzzles in all of Hellenistic history. This book explores the remarkable rise of a Greek-ruled kingdom in ancient Bactria (modern Afghanistan) during the third century B.C. Diodotus I and II, whose dynasty emblazoned its coins with the dynamic image of Thundering Zeus, led this historic movement by breaking free of the Seleucid Empire and building a strong independent state in Central Asia. The chronology and crises that defined their reigns have been established here for the first time, and Frank Holt sets this new history into the larger context of Hellenistic studies. The best sources for understanding Hellenistic Bactria are archaeological, and they include a magnificent trove of coins. In addition to giving a history of Bactria, Thundering Zeus provides a catalog of these coins, as well as an introduction to the study of numismatics itself. Holt presents this fascinating material with the precision and acuity of a specialist and with the delight of an admirer, providing an up-to-date full catalog of known Diodotid coinage, and illustrating twenty-three coins. This succinct, energetic narrative thunders across the history of Hellenistic Bactria, exhuming coins, kingdoms, and customs as it goes. The result is a book that is both a history and a history of discovery, with much to offer those interested in ancient texts, archaeology, and coins.

From Hecataeus to Al uw rizm

The researchers , therefore , have referred for a hundred years to the Graeco -
Bactrian coins , collected in Afghanistan , in Northern India and in the southern
part of Central Asia , and to the treasure of the Oxus ( in Russian professional ...

From Hecataeus to Al    uw  rizm

Author: János Harmatta

Publisher: Akademiai Kiado

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Hidden Treasure

Contents Introduction The Hunt for Gold 4 1 The Jewels of Helen The Treasure of
Troy 6 2 The Face of Agamemnon ? The Treasure of Mycenae 12 3 When
Thieves Fall Out The Treasure of the Oxus 16 4 Down the Buried Staircase The ...

Hidden Treasure

Author: Geoffrey Trease

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237602789

Page: 48

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Discusses great archaeological digs in such places as Troy, Sutton Hoo, and the tomb of Tutankhamen, and describes some of the treasures thus discovered.

A Journey to the Source of the River Oxus

A plated candlestick , in particular , astonished them ; and after handling it over
and over , a young woman , casting a furtive glance at Doctor Lord and myself ,
deposited the treasure in a corner of the room . Having finished their survey , a ...

A Journey to the Source of the River Oxus

Author: John Wood

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Silk Road Art and Archaeology

The two heads appear also in E . V . Zeimal ( ed . ) , Amudar ' inskii klad . Katalog
vystavki , Leningrad 1979 , pp . 36 – 7 , nos 5 - 6 . Other ethnic depictions among
the gold plaques of the Oxus Treasure include Dalton , Oxus Treasure , pl . XV .

Silk Road Art and Archaeology

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La Religion Iranienne L poque Ach m nide

Abbildungsnachweise Abb . 1 : Schmidt E . , Persepolis III : Pl . 42 A . Abb . 2 :
Tilia , Stud Persepolis II : Pl . C . 1 . Abb . 3 : Parrot , Assur : Abb . 264 . Abb . 4 :
Porada , Pierpont Morgan : Nr . 817 . Abb . 5 : Dalton , Treasure of Oxus : Pl . XVI
114 ...

La Religion Iranienne    L   poque Ach  m  nide

Author: Jean Kellens

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

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Page: 135

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(Peeters 1991)

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia

from the Oxus Treasure ( No . 69 , 75 , 89 , 93 ) . 3 In spite of the fact that the
piece is semi - manufactured , it was folded in three like all plaques from the Oxus
Treasure , to judge by the remains of folds and cracks . Scholars have already ...

Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia

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Hoffillerov zbornik

Wie mannigfaltig Ringe mit Tierkopfenden gestaltet sein können , zeigt der Oxus
- Schatz , ' ) der eine große Anzahl von ... Eine Ausnahme unter den Oxus -
Ringen bildet nur der hier Taf . ... 7 ) O . M . Dalton , The treasure of the Oxus ( 2 .

Hoffillerov zbornik

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