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Harper, Prudence Oliver

Works: 57 works in 166 publications in 2 languages and 2,981 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: N7343.23, 709.35
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Most widely held works by Prudence Oliver Harper
China : dawn of a golden age, 200-750 AD by James C. Y Watt( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The integration of foreign motifs and styles with the traditional arts of China is the focus of this catalogue and the landmark exhibition that it accompanies, "China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 AD," held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition compromises some three hundred objects, most of them excavated in recent years and many never before seen outside China. Each work is discussed in terms of its aesthetic qualities and art-historical significance and in the context of the philosophical and religious ideas that are reflected in iconography and style." "In an introductory essay, James C.Y. Wyatt, Brooke Russell Astor Chairman, Department of Asian Art, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the art and history of the entire period. Essays by both Chinese and Western scholars explore important aspects of metalwork, glass, and textiles, as well as the development of Buddhist art in China."--Jacket
The royal city of Susa : ancient Near Eastern treasures in the Louvre by Musée du Louvre( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient city of Susa (biblical Shushan) lay at the edge of the Iranian plateau, not far from the great cities of Mesopotamia. A strategically located and vital center, Susa absorbed diverse influences and underwent great political fluctuations during the several thousand years of its history. When French archaeologists began to excavate its site in the nineteenth century, the astonishing abundance of finds greatly expanded our understanding of the ancient Near East. The artifacts were taken to Paris through diplomatic agreement and became a centerpiece of the Louvre's great collection of Near Eastern antiquities. These works are rarely loaned, but a remarkable selection that includes many undisputed masterpieces, brought to The Metropolitan Museum of Art for exhibition, is presented in this comprehensive publication. Susa was settled about 4000 B.C. and has yielded striking pottery finds from that prehistoric period. A rich production followed of objects for daily use, ritual, and luxury living, finely carved in various materials or fashioned of clay. Monumental sculpture was made in stone or bronze, and dramatic friezes were composed of brilliantly glazed bricks. Among the discoveries are tiny, intricately carved cylinder seals and splendid jewelry. Clay balls marked with symbols offer fascinating testimony to the very beginnings of writing; clay tablets from later periods bearing inscriptions in cuneiform record political history, literature, business transactions, and mathematical calculations. A very important group of finds from Susa is made up of objects brought back as booty from conquests in Mesopotamia. These works, many of them the royal monuments of Akkadian and Babylonian monarchs - for instance, the great stele of Naram-Sin - are among the best known of all objects from the ancient Near East. Altogether, the exhibition presents more than two hundred objects found at Susa, produced over a period of about 3500 years. They come from all periods of the site's settlement, from it earliest history to its adornment as a major city of the opulent Achaemenid Persian empire. Eighteen French and American scholars have contributed essays to this volume on subjects that include the history of art in ancient Iran from prehistoric settlement through the Achaemenid period; the history of the excavations at Susa; the development of writing; seals and sealings; royal and religious structures at Susa; objects brought from Mesopotamia; brick decoration; popular art; and cuneiform texts. Recent results of ongoing research into the archaeology of Susa are discussed. Analyses of specific techniques are included as well as reports on the conservation of objects. Each work in the exhibition is illustrated and fully described, with references to relevant publications
Monsters and demons in the ancient and medieval worlds : papers presented in honor of Edith Porada( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arts of the Hellenized East : precious metalwork and gems of the Pre-Islamic era by Martha L Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, houses one of the world's most spectacular collections of ancient silver vessels and other objects made of precious metals. Dating from the centuries following Alexander the Great's conquest of Iran and Bactria in the middle of the 4th century BCE up to the advent of the Islamic era, the beautiful bowls, drinking vessels, platters and other objects in this catalogue suggest that some of the best Hellenistic silverwork was not made in the Greek heartlands, but in this eastern outpost of the Seleucid empire. Martha L. Carter connects these far-flung regions from northern Greece to the Hindu Kush, tracing the common cultural threads that link their diverse geography and people. The last part of the catalogue, by Prudence O. Harper, deals with an important group of Sasanian silver vessels and gems, and some other rarities produced in the succeeding centuries for Hunnish and Turkic patrons. The catalogue is accompanied by an essay on the technology of ancient silver production by Pieter Meyers, who has performed a number of scientific tests on the objects, including a new metallurgical analysis that may help to identify their geographical origins
Assyrian origins : discoveries at Ashur on the Tigris : antiquities in the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin by Germany) Vorderasiatisches Museum (Berlin( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Near Eastern art and archaeology in honor of Charles Kyrle Wilkinson( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of a cultural identity : monuments and artifacts of the Sasanian Near East, 3rd to 7th century A.D. by Prudence Oliver Harper( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assyrian reliefs and ivories in the Metropolitan Museum of Art : palace reliefs of Assurnasirpal II and ivory carvings from Nimrud by Vaughn Emerson Crawford( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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La cité royale de Suse : trésors du Proche-Orient ancien au Louvre by Musée du Louvre( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the lands of the Scythians : [guide] ancient treasures from the museums of the U.S.S.R. 3000 B.C.-100 B.C.A loan exhibition [at] the Metropolitan Museum of Art, opening April 19, 1975 by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Near Eastern art by Vaughn Emerson Crawford( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal imagery on Sasanian silver vessels : a source for the history and culture of the Sasanian period by Prudence Oliver Harper( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egypt and the ancient Near East by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Neo-Assyrian winged lions of the 9th century BC to the stunning silver head of a 4th-century AD Sasanian king, this beautifully photographed book from the Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the art of Egypt and the Near East through close examinations of 118 outstanding pieces, illustrated with large color plates. -- Provided by publisher
Guide to the collections: ancient Near Eastern art by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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China : dawn of a golden age, 200-750 AD
Alternative Names
Harper, P. O. 1932-

Harper, Prudence 1932-

Harper, Prudence O.

Harper, Prudence O. 1932-

Harper, Prudence O. (Prudence Oliver)

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French (4)

The royal city of Susa : ancient Near Eastern treasures in the Louvre