Antike Gemmen und ihr Nachleben (German Edition) by Erika Zwierlein-Diehl

By Erika Zwierlein-Diehl

historic gemstones are important stones with engraved pictures. Intaglios (gems with incised detrimental photographs) functioned as seals, jewellery, and amulets. Cameos (with raised aid photos) have been jewels or for reveal. gemstones are a sworn statement to social and cultural background and replicate ancient occasions. This e-book appears at their background from the Minoan/Mycenaean interval to past due Antiquity (4th/3rd millennium BC – fifth century advert) andtheir persevered use and reinterpretation within the heart a long time, in addition to their reception by means of creditors, specialists, and artists from the center a long time to fashionable Times.

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