Jewelry

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Author: Carol Andrews

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031333086

Category: Jewelry

Page: 208

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The spectacular jewels of ancient Egypt, long buried in desert tombs, are revealed in all their exotic beauty in this superb survey. Spanning more than 3,000 years, Ancient Egyptian Jewelry features nearly 200 magnificent objects and explores the surprisingly sophisticated techniques used to fashion jewelry from gold, silver, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and other precious and semi-precious stones.The suberb reproductions include not only actual jewelry but also wall paintings, sarcophagi, statues, and reliefs that depict ancient Egyptians wearing their treasures.
Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

Author: Alix Wilkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015007566857

Category: Egypt

Page: 266

View: 172

First published in 1971, this book was the first major survey ever made in this field. It includes all the main museum collections in the world, and enables comparative study of almost all the known jewellery from predynastic times to the end of the XXVIth Dynasty (525 B.C.) to be made. The jewellery of the ancient Egyptian civilization was of a delicacy and magnificence seldom rivalled; much has been learned by comparing the jewels themselves, and the techniques and materials of those who made them. But this book draws also on other branches of Egyptian art, since paintings and sculpture sometimes provide evidence showing how the jewellery was made and worn. Each section opens with a brief history of the period reviewed, and an account of the manner in which the individual jewels were discovered both of which help those readers unfamiliar with Egyptological matters. The key pieces are described in detail, and the text is generously illustrated with line drawings and plates. An indispensable reference book for all those with an interest in the art of ancient Egypt."
Antiques & Collectibles

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Author: Nigel Fletcher-Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 9774169654

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 116

View: 827

The artistry and splendor of ancient Egyptian jewelry in fifty masterpieces Jewelry was worn by ancient Egyptians at every level of society and, like their modern descendants, they prized it for its aesthetic value, as a way to adorn and beautify the body. It was also a conspicuous signifier of wealth, status, and power. But jewelry in ancient Egypt served another fundamental purpose: its wearers saw it as a means to absorb positive magical and divine powers--to protect the living, and the dead, from the malignant forces of the unseen. The types of metals or stones used by craftsmen were magically important, as were the colors of the materials, and the exact positioning of all the elements in a design. Ancient Egyptian Jewelry: 50 Masterpieces of Art and Design draws on the exquisite collections in the archaeological museums of Cairo to tell the story of three thousand years of jewelry-making, from simple amulets to complex ritual jewelry to the spells that protected the king in life and assisted his journey to the Otherworld in death. Gold, silver, carnelian, turquoise, and lapis lazuli were just some of the precious materials used in many of the pieces, and this stunningly illustrated book beautifully showcases the colors and exceptional artistry and accomplishment that make ancient Egyptian jewelry so dazzling to this day.
Dress accessories

Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

Author: Svetlana Izmaĭlovna Khodzhash

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054380087

Category: Dress accessories

Page: 111

View: 405

History

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Author: Ambrose Lansing

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 288

This picture book features images of Ancient Egyptian Jewelry covering works from Pre-dynastic shell necklaces to intricately designed gold earrings of the Roman period. A brief introductory essay discusses the history of jewelry and the evolution of Ancient Egyptian jewelry craftsmanship.
History

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Author: Ambrose Lansing

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447489474

Category: History

Page: 28

View: 518

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:868497217

Category: Egypt

Page: 20

View: 406

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Author: Matḥaf al-Miṣrī

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:638883157

Category:

Page: 17

View: 839

Antiques & Collectibles

Nubian Gold

Nubian Gold

Author: Peter Lacovara

Publisher:

ISBN: 9774167821

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 224

View: 326

The fabled land of Nubia, whose very name means 'gold, ' was famous in ancient times for its supplies of precious metal, exotic material, and intricate craftsmanship. Many of the adornments made in Nubia are masterpieces of the jeweler's art--marvels of design and construction rivaling, and often surpassing, adornments made in Egypt and the rest of the ancient Mediterranean world. Although these unique treasures are among the most stunning to have survived from antiquity, they remain little known. Richly illustrated with beautiful photographs of these exquisite items, many of them never before published, Nubian Gold also places the jewelry within the cultural contexts in which it was manufactured and employed. It tells the story not only of the treasures themselves but of the exciting tales of their discovery and the rich background of the exotic and remote civilizations that produced them. The book also explores the innovative techniques used to procure the precious materials used in the jewelry and to craft them into intricate ornaments replete with magical purpose and coded meaning. Featured in the book are not only the intricately crafted pieces themselves but depictions of them in sculpture, relief, and painting as well as references to them in ancient texts, locating them within the full spectrum of Nubian history, from the earliest beginnings of society to the advent of Christianity.
Jewelry

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042961479

Category: Jewelry

Page: 20

View: 616

A New Installation of the Museum's Own Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

A New Installation of the Museum's Own Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:473842023

Category:

Page:

View: 779

History

All Things Ancient Egypt: An Encyclopedia of the Ancient Egyptian World [2 volumes]

All Things Ancient Egypt: An Encyclopedia of the Ancient Egyptian World [2 volumes]

Author: Lisa K. Sabbahy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440855139

Category: History

Page: 615

View: 679

Written by specialists in the field of Egyptology, this book is a readable introduction to ancient Egypt, covering all anticipated subjects and stressing the monuments and material culture of this remarkable ancient civilization. • Presents a timeline to succinctly identify key events in the history of ancient Egypt • Provides an introduction of the physical geography of ancient Egypt and an overview of the history of that civilization • Offers alphabetically arranged reference entries written by expert contributors for fundamental information about the material culture and social institutions of ancient Egypt • Features excerpts from primary source documents to give readers first-hand accounts of ancient Egyptian civilization • Cites works for further reading to complement a bibliography at the close of the work