Item description for Antike Gemmen und ihr Nachleben by Erika Zwierlein-Diehl...
Ancient gems are precious stones with engraved images. Intaglios (gems with incised negative images) functioned as seals, jewelry, and amulets. Cameos (with raised relief images) were jewels or for display. Gems are a testimony to social and cultural history and reflect historical events. This book looks at their history from the Minoan/Mycenaean period to Late Antiquity (4th/3rd millennium BC - 5th century AD) and their continued use and reinterpretation in the Middle Ages, as well as their reception by collectors, experts, and artists from the Middle Ages to Modern Times.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.2" Width: 7.8" Height: 1.8" Weight: 4.55 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2007
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110194503 ISBN13 9783110194500
Availability 106 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 16, 2017 08:27.
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