The year one : art of the ancient world east and west

Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

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  • Creator edited by Elizabeth J. Milleker ; with contributions by Joan Aruz [and others]
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2000.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 220 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • ISBNs 0300085141, 9780300085143, 0870999613, 9780870999611, 0870999621, 9780870999628
  • OCLC ocm44454649


  • "After an introduction on the interconnections of the ancient world, four sections cover the world geographically: the Mediterranean and Roman Empire, West and Central Asia, Asia, and the Americas. Each section begins with a map and follows with color plates of 150 works, each accompanied by explanatory text. Celts excelled in intricate metalwork; Egyptians melded Greco-Roman and Egyptian styles; peoples east of the Mediterranean produced a wide range of sculpture, ceramics, and precious metal objects; and in what is now Afghanistan, Pakistan, and northern India, Buddhist art was incorporated with Greco-Roman influences. In East Asia, China's empire under the Han Dynasty created artifacts in every medium, and seminomads in northern China fabricated metalwork often to adorn horses. In cultures of the Pacific in South and Mesoamerica, objects were made from stone, ceramic, and gold."--Krisostomus.


  • Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from Oct. 3, 2000 through Jan. 14, 2001.
  • Maps on lining paper.
  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • The year one : empires and trade routes across the ancient world -- The Mediterranean world : The Roman Empire -- Map -- Rome -- Gaul, Britain, and Pannonia -- Roman Egypt -- West and Central Asia -- Map -- South Arabia -- The Nabataeans -- Palmyra -- The Parthian Empire -- Asia -- Map -- South Asia : India, Pakistan, Afghanistan -- East Asia : China, Korea, Japan -- Southeast Asia : Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia -- The Americas -- Map
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