The Parthian, Archaeminid and Sassanian empires, whose pre-Islamic styles were influential on later cultures of the region, are the subject of this collection. The volume is made up of important essays on archaeology, digs, art, architecture and finds, together with theories and interpretations. The contributors are acknowledged experts in the field. It is edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Robert Hillenbrand and J.M. Rogers. It is out of print and very scarce.
London: I.B. Tauris [Times Publications] 1998. First Edition.
Art and Archaeology of Ancient Persia, ed. Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Robert Hillenbrand and J.M. Rogers, 1998. First Edition. 25 x 20 cms, 192pp. + 32 black and white plates. Bound in publisher's original black cloth, titled in gilt to spine. Minor bumping to head and tail of spine. Internally clean, featuring 32 crisp black and white plates. In clean, sharp example of the dustwrapper with very minor loss to corner of the front panel. A very good copy indeed of a very scarce book.