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Author Ambers, J., author

Title Looted, recovered, returned : antiquities from Afghanistan : a detailed scientific and conservation record of a group of ivory and bone furniture overlays excavated at Begram, stolen from the National Museum of Afghanistan, privately acquired on behalf of Kabul, analysed and conserved at the British Museum and returned to the National Museum of Afghanistan in 2012 / J. Ambers [and eight others] ; foreword by Dr O. Masoudi
Published Oxford : Archaeopress, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (colour)
Series Archaeopress archaeology
Archaeopress archaeology
Contents Front cover; Title page; Copyright page; Foreword; Dr Omara Khan Masoudi; Preface by the Sponsor; Acknowledgements; Introduction: from Archaeological Discovery to Museum Display; St J. Simpson; The Scientific Analyses:; Analysis of Original and Conservation Materials, Pigments and Metal Pins Associated with a Group of Ivory and Bone Plaques from Begram, Afghanistan; Emma Passmore, Janet Ambers, Catherine Higgitt, Giovanni Verri,; Caroline Cartwright and Duncan Hook; The Conservation Treatments:; Conservation of the Ivory and Bone Panels from Begram, Afghanistan; Clare Ward and Barbara Wills
Summary The 'Begram ivories' are widely considered to be miniature masterpieces of Indian art and are one of the largest archaeological collections of ancient ivories. They were excavated at the site of Begram, in northern Afghanistan, in 1937 and 1939 and belong to a period when Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India were united under rulers of the Kushan dynasty. This book describes their story from excavation to display and return, with individual object biographies and detailed scientific analyses and conservation treatments. It also discusses how these objects have attracted very different interpretations over the decades since their discovery, and how the new analyses shed a completely fresh light on the collection
Notes Available through Archaeopress Digital Subscription Service
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Specialized
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on March 15, 2016)
Subject Bone carving -- Afghanistan
Ivory carving -- Afghanistan
Bone carving.
Ivory carving.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Afghanistan -- Antiquities
Kapisa (Extinct city)
Afghanistan -- Kapisa (Extinct city)
Form Electronic book
Author Archaeopress, publisher
ISBN 1784910171