Gordion Wooden Furniture
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Gordion Wooden Furniture
The Study, Conservation, and Reconstruction of the Furniture and Wooden Objects from Gordion, 1881-1998

Elizabeth Simpson and Krysia Spiridowicz

174 pages | 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 | 94 color, 16 b/w illus.
Paper 1999 | ISBN 978-1-931707-47-3 | $29.95s | £19.50 | Add to cart
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

This book details 18 years of research and conservation work on the wooden furniture and small objects excavated at the site of Gordion, Turkey, by the University of Pennsylvania Museum between 1950 and 1973, uncovering what is now considered to be the most important collection of well-preserved wooden objects surviving from the ancient Near East. Forty-seven pieces of fine furniture and more than 70 wooden sculptures and household objects were recovered from the three largest tombs at Gordion, once considered to be the tombs of King Midas, who ruled the kingdom of Phrygia from Gordion in the eighth century B.C.

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