Essays on Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in Honor of Charles Kyrle Wilkinson

Edited by Prudence O. Harper and Holly Pittman

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September 3, 2013
96 pages, 8.5 x 11
100 illus.
ISBN: 9780300200812

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press

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On February 18, 1981, the new, permanent installation of the Metropolitan Museum's collection of Assyrian reliefs from the palace of Assurnasirpal II in northern Iraq opened in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Gallery for Assyrian Art. This happy event provided the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art with an opportunity to pay tribute to Charles K. Wilkinson and to acknowledge the tremendous contribution he has made to the Museum over the years. The Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art came into being in 1956 under Charles Wilkinson's direction and grew and expanded over the years under his benificent care. Following his retirement from the museum in 1963, Charles became curator emeritus of Near Eastern art. Papers published in this volume were presented during a symposium in his honor at the Metropolitan Museum and made possible by The Hagop Kevorkian Fund. [This book was originally published in 1983 and has gone out of print. This edition is a print-on-demand version of the original book.]