Item description for Burnished Beauty (White orchid books) by Christopher J. Frape...
Virtually nothing has been published previously on the diverse and fascinating products of the early jade-revering cultures of Southeast Asia. Most scholarly attention has been focused on ancient jades and related hardstone artefacts in China.
This ground-breaking volume presents scholarly contributory essays on topics relevant to the ancient working of jade in Southeast Asia, and includes 150 colour illustrations accompanied by detailed descriptions of ancient southeast Asian lithic art drawn from public and private collections. Artefacts illustrated include material from Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, Laos and aboriginal Taiwan, and span a period from the Neolithic to the early years of the Common Era. The volume concludes with a comprehensive bibliography relevant to the material illustrated.
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