The Art and Architecture of the Ancient Orient

Henri Frankfort

London: Penguin Books, 1970; Series: The Pelican History of Art

"Professor Frankfort first traces the development of Mesopotamian art from Sumerian times to the late Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods. In a second section he covers the art and architecture of Asia Minor and the Hittites, of the Levant in the second millenium B.C., of the Aramaeans and Phoenicians in Syria, and of Ancient Persia." - publisher

Includes many references to, and images of, animals both real and imaginary found in ancient artifacts, some of which have direct bearing on animal mythology in the West.

456 pp., 447 black & white illustrations, bibliography, index.

Language: English

LCCN: 70-128007; DDC: 709.35


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