The Collections of the British Museum

The Collections of the British Museum

Book - 1989
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An infinitesimal selection of the collections of the British Museum, hinting at what can be achieved if the sun never sets on one's empire. Wilson (director of the museum) surveys the collections of each of the departments, describing the most famous pieces as well as some of the less well-known treasures: from ancient Egyptian mummies, to masterpieces of Greek and Roman art, from Celtic gold to Japanese paintings and traditional costumes from Palestine. Museum visitors and art lovers will find this book an invaluable introduction to the collections of this great institution. Some 350 illustrations, 200 in color. The high price for this catalog suggests that voluminous sales are not expected. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989
ISBN: 9780521375399
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill. (part col.) ; 25 cm


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