By Hans Ludwig C Jaffe
The richly assorted illustrations are all in color—over 1000 of them, with many full-page plates exhibiting works of paramount value and curiosity. the foremost epochs, faculties, and varieties of Western and japanese portray are represented in work of art, illuminations, embellished vessels, mosaics, panel work, and scrolls. lots of the examples were selected to provide a clean and unhackneyed choice, and a few of the works are pretty much inaccessible to the standard art-loving vacationer.
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Not Sumerian war chariots triumphantly assaulting the enemj forces. c;. Inlay of yellow shells and reddish limestone on lapis lazuli Height, 8" British Museum, London • The upper zone of the placjue devoted to the pleasures of peace shows the dignitaries of the Sumerian court drinking a toast to the by music. with in A a bull's victorious king. Their festivities are enlivened male instrumentalist plavs head while a woman sings, a harp decorated holding her hands the position characteristic of singers everywhere and at times.
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