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Dalton, O.M.
The Treasure of the Oxus with other examples of Early Oriental Metal-Work.

London The Trustees of the British Museum: 1964. 3rd. edition.

The first edition of this important work was published in 1905, and featured the "Oxus Treasure", a horde of ancient Achaemenid silver and gold which had been discovered in the 1870s. The second, expanded edition, published in 1926 added a substantial quantity of early Iranian, mostly Sassanian, gold and silverwork from the Museum's collections, which was all carefully described. That edition also featured Dalton's "masterly" introductory essay placing the collection into the context of Achaemenid art and history. This third edition retains Dalton's text, with a few minor additions and corrections, but features a completely new set of photographs, making it the preferred and definitive edition of the catalog.

Hardcover. 8.5"x11", lxxvi + 75 pages, plus 41 b/w plates dj bibliography a nice, clean copy.

Inventory #: 35468
Price: $ 250.00      

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