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The Lie Became Great: The Forgery of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures (Hardback)

O.W. Muscarella

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ISBN 10: 9056930419 / ISBN 13: 9789056930417
Editore: Brill, Netherlands, 2002
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The Lie Became Great explores the closed society of international plunderers and forgers which thrives as a subculture of the Art World. These multi-cultural denizens include antiquity dealers, collectors, museum curators, forgers working in conjunction with auction houses, museums and galleries. Forgeries are made to be sold, and a great number pass into the Art World - collections, exhibitions, catalogues, and popular and scholarly journals - complete with their fabricated stories of excavation, and how they were found. The Lie Became Great documents the success and activities of one small corner of this vast network - artifacts form the Ancient Near East - with hundreds of detailed catalogue entries of forgeries. The participants in this society gain money, prestige, power, position as they distort and irretrievably damage the true story of our cultural heritage. STYX PUBLICATIONS. Codice inventario libreria AAN9789056930417

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Titolo: The Lie Became Great: The Forgery of Ancient...

Casa editrice: Brill, Netherlands

Data di pubblicazione: 2002

Legatura: Hardback

Condizione libro:New

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A thrilling analysis of the world of plunderers, forgers, antiquity dealers, collectors, museums, auction houses with one thing in common: a vivid interest in the Ancient Near East.

About the Author:

O.W. Muscarella, Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania, has excavated at numerous sites in both Turkey and Iran. He has been affiliated with the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1964. He has lectured and written numerous articles and books on the Ancient Near East.

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