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Ancient Metalwork from the Black Sea to China in the Borowski Collection by Ulf Jäger, Sascha Kansteiner (review)

Ancient Metalwork from the Black Sea to China in the Borowski Collection by Ulf Jäger, Sascha... Reviews 451 Ulf Jäger and Sascha Kansteiner. Ancient Metalwork from the Black Sea to China in the Borowski Collection. Ruhpolding, Germany: Verlag Franz Philipp Rutzen, 2011. 186 pp. Hardcover 58.00, CHF 99.00, isbn 978-3-447-06496-5. This publication is the catalogue of a collection of what used to be called "Kleinkunst" (minor art objects), mostly from the central Eurasian steppes and adjacent areas. Almost all the objects discussed under its 245 entries (some comprising more than one item, the total amounting to some 335 objects) are made of metal; the inclusion of fourteen objects (under three entries) that are made of bone -- in one case possibly of ivory -- is justified by their similarity to metalwork. The catalogue is part of a series of publications of the extensive art collections that the late Elie Borowski (1913­2003) left to the Bible Lands Museum, a private museum he founded in Jerusalem. Here the items under discussion may now be seen, even though -- contrary to the museum's overarching collecting focus -- the vast majority of them do not come from places mentioned in the Bible. As the distinguished art historian Sir John Boardman writes in his foreword, "It was in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Ancient Metalwork from the Black Sea to China in the Borowski Collection by Ulf Jäger, Sascha Kansteiner (review)

China Review International , Volume 19 (3) – Apr 15, 2012

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Reviews 451 Ulf Jäger and Sascha Kansteiner. Ancient Metalwork from the Black Sea to China in the Borowski Collection. Ruhpolding, Germany: Verlag Franz Philipp Rutzen, 2011. 186 pp. Hardcover 58.00, CHF 99.00, isbn 978-3-447-06496-5. This publication is the catalogue of a collection of what used to be called "Kleinkunst" (minor art objects), mostly from the central Eurasian steppes and adjacent areas. Almost all the objects discussed under its 245 entries (some comprising more than one item, the total amounting to some 335 objects) are made of metal; the inclusion of fourteen objects (under three entries) that are made of bone -- in one case possibly of ivory -- is justified by their similarity to metalwork. The catalogue is part of a series of publications of the extensive art collections that the late Elie Borowski (1913­2003) left to the Bible Lands Museum, a private museum he founded in Jerusalem. Here the items under discussion may now be seen, even though -- contrary to the museum's overarching collecting focus -- the vast majority of them do not come from places mentioned in the Bible. As the distinguished art historian Sir John Boardman writes in his foreword, "It was in the

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Published: Apr 15, 2012

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