Author(s): Carlos A. Picon
Nearly 500 outstanding objects from the collection of the Department of Greek and Roman Art in the Metropolitan Museum are assembled in this generously illustrated publication, published to coincide with the opening of the Museum's new galleries of Hellenistic, Etruscan, and Roman art and comprehensive Study Center. The volume includes a detailed history of the collection by Carlos Picon and chapters that reflect the scope of the collection: the Neolithic and the Aegean Bronze Age, Geometric and Archaic Greece, Classical Greece, the Hellenistic Age, Cyprus, Etruria, and the Roman Empire. Notable are such treasures as a Cycladic figure of about 4500-4000 B.C., a fascinating and well-preserved bronze and ivory Etruscan chariot from the sixth century B.C., and a number of meticulously restored Roman wall paintings. An entry section includes an informative text about each object, along with a map for each chapter and a selection of drawings and details.