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Treasures of Early Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D.

Treasures of Early Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D.

Mitchell, G. Frank, et al., and photography by Lee Boltin
256 pages
139 illustrations
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The patrimony of the extraordinary Irish civilization has been made available almost in its entirety for this exhibition. The profound feelings that the people of Ireland have for their treasures is something that we all understand, and their lending these precious possessions to us is an exceedingly generous act. It might never have transpired, but "Ireland ... is like not other place under heaven." George Bernard Shaw saw that the impossible in Ireland was an everyday occurrence. The impossible, therefore, has happened and is very welcome.

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Metropolitan museum of art, and National museum of Ireland, eds. 1977. Treasures of Early Irish Art, 1500 B.C. to 1500 A.D: From the Collections of the National Museum of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Trinity College, Dublin Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Museum of Art,... [Etc.]. New York: Metropolitan museum of art.