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Harper, Prudence Oliver

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Works: 48 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 2,730 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: N5899.S3, 739.093951
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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 )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 501 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."--BOOK JACKET
The royal city of Susa : ancient Near Eastern treasures in the Louvre by Musée du Louvre ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 452 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
Egypt and the ancient Near East by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The royal hunter : art of the Sasanian Empire by Prudence Oliver Harper ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silver vessels of the Sasanian period by Prudence Oliver Harper ( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monsters and demons in the ancient and medieval worlds : papers presented in honor of Edith Porada ( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assyrian origins : discoveries at Ashur on the Tigris : antiquities in the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin by Germany) Vorderasiatisches Museum (Berlin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on Near Eastern art and archaeology in honor of Charles Kyrle Wilkinson by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 116 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 )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the lands of the Scythians : ancient treasures from the museums of the U.S.S.R., 3000 B.C.-100 B.C. by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book chronicles the beautiful exhibit of Scythian and Sarmatian treasures that travelled to New York and to L.A. in 1975. The Scythians and Sarmatians were the original peoples who inspired the Greek legends of the centaurs and the Amazons -- the mounted Scythian warriors seeming to be one with their horses, and the female warriors of the Sarmatians stood out so much that the legend has discarded the men of the Sarmatian tribe. Both groups lived in the area bordered by the Dneipr and Ural Rivers to the east and west respectively, and by the Black Sea, Caucasus Mountains, and the Caspian Sea to the south
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 between 1980 and 1990 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 )
2 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silver vessels of the Sasanian period by Prudence Oliver Harper ( Book )
9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancient Near Eastern art by Prudence Oliver Harper ( Book )
4 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in English and held by 11 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 )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The royal hunter : art of the Sasanian empire ; [catalogue of an exhibition shown in Asia House Gallery in the winter of 1978] by Prudence Oliver Harper ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monsters and demons in the ancient and medieval worlds papers presented in honor of Edith Paroda ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Royal city of Susa : ancient Near Eastern treasures from the Louvre by Musée du Louvre ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argenterie romaine et byzantine : actes de la table ronde, Paris 11-13 octobre 1983 by Actes de la Table Ronde ( Book )
in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Harper, Prudence O.
Harper, Prudence O. (Prudence Oliver)
Languages
English (82)
French (3)
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