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Art Treasures of Turkey Author(s): Burton Wasserman Reviewed work(s): Source: Art Education, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan., 1967), pp. 15-19 Published by: National Art Education Association Stable URL: . Accessed: 30/03/2012 09:09
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Afterward.travelingthe bridges between the continentsprovidedby of civilization hiddentreasures-amongthem two the arts?Perhapsa good step in the direction the Orient left umphant bronzestatues fromthe GoldenlonianAge whichwere dis.the regionwas conquered the Seldjuk by -are on view. during1967.and a number recentdiscoveries of fromthe Greek and centuries. jewel-enRomanperiodsof the landknown and and once as Anatolia.C. The crustedweaponsand books.Rug making. Exhibition Servicefollowingits initialpresentation indicates the growing stylizationof forms. 15 .fertility B.C. & UntilJanuary the at Sardisand Aphrodisias. at the NationalGalleryof Art in Washington. Lydians. set in a Byzantine and who Turks carpets.of the earth to understand and each other morethoroughly Whatbetter way to do this than by as queredand reconquered the Phrygians.armor mirrors.might well be taken via the Near East.Severalof the Romanportrait heads in visual experienceawaits you.. some weighingas muchas a Museum. The Art Treasures coveredin Turkey's coastalwatersjust in timeto be included of Turkey certainlyoffers such a step-and a most inviting in the exhibition. anythingelse in the worldof art. and of verses from the Koran. when the region was part of the the Nelson Galleryof Art in KansasCity.000 years beforethe Trojan Turkishcraftsmenexcelled perhapsabove all others. & BurtonWassermanis a professorof art at fine NewJersey.000 yearold mirror. richnessof in this generation. Each tri.broughttheir arabesquemotifsand calligraphic renderings encrustedbelts and daggers.the Seattle Art Roman Empire.4 In the next ten centuries the area was con. manuscripts century. It's altogetherdifferentfrom the collectionwere recentdiscoveriesin archaeological digs A of 29.ivory. treasurehouseof the sultans'splendor. de YoungMemorial of the Milwaukee Center. while a sixth Traveling All centurysilver dish shows two extremes-Hellenisticfigures D. illuminated porcelain. marblestatueof a youngGreek athletewhichwas recovered Glassboro StateCollegein Glassboro. Thereis also an exceptionally life-size one it is.and Romansenjoyed the land's riches. t in Museum San Francisco.silks. delicate worldof the Ottoman momentsof Turkish underthe inlaidchests are fromthe sumptuous great early historyhappened Hittitesof the second millennium whoruledfromthe thirteenth the twentieth to B. Greeks. 0 Brightlydecorated robes of 8. vessels and massive Many of these objects are lent by the famed Topkapi Animal-shaped drinking stone sculpturesof the gods. Persians.ART TREASURES OF TURKE WASSERMAN BURTON of A Visit the Art Treasures Turkey exhibition. the exhibition moveon to the second centuryA. When. armor.and the Museum FineArts in Bosphorus Constantinople Art and becamethe easterncenterof Museum Christianity.a marble portraitof Emperor Arcadius.who also left a deep Turks century. bronze.400 B.% Pera ton. Emperor the establishedhis "second" Romeon the Constantine Museum. artisticimprint. area's art began to show an increasingly Boston. Texasat The Museum Fine Trajan dates fromthe rich and relatively peacefulperiodof will Arts. in the early fourth century. more sympathetically.silver. Inthe eleventh two-dimensional togethersome 286 objects-stone.jewel.. bronzeportrait the Emperor of show may be seen in art in which delicate jewelrywornin Troy1. was War. The mixedOriental-Christian influence.C.C. Also includedare classical statuary. field.An early Byzantine work exhibition being circulatedby the Smithsonian is Institution in the exhibition. show the advancedstate of art duringthe time of the haps the greatestneed of this dayandage is for the peoples 6 There are bronze grave offeringsdating back to imported in fromthe Eastand is represented the exhibition idolsfromthe sixthto the thirdmillennia by rare examplesdatingfromthe thirteenth fourteenth and 2.The show is scheduledfor the Metropolitan the of Art in New YorkCityduringthe early partof 1968.

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dagger of rockcrystaland gold with jewels. (Reproduction of statue and dagger courtesy the National Gallery. sixteenth century.late Hellenistic. isnik.other works courtesy the Smithsonian Institution.C..circa 2300 B.C. second to first century B.) . Troy.paintedcrater. Ottoman.ABOVE: goblet. Bodrum.circa 2300 earring. PAGE..late eighth centuryB.Gordion. Ottoman. clay boy.C. THISPAGE: faience mosque lamp.FACING FACING bronzestatue of a Negro BELOW: PAGE.Troy.late fifteenth or early sixteenth century.C.

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