Catalogue of the Engraved Gems And Finger rings in the Ashmolean Museum

Author: Martin Henig
Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology
ISBN: 9781903767085
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This important catalogue of 860 Roman engraved gems and finger-rings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is the third in the Beazley Archive series "Studies in Gems and Jewellery". The catalogue is themed under the major headings of gods; goddesses; followers of deities and muses; personifications; portraits and figure studies; children's rings; scenes from daily life; theatrical subjects; animals, birds and other natural subjects; mythological subjects; symbolic subjects; astrological subjects; magical gems; Jewish and Christian subjects; inscriptions. Overall, the items are catalogued with the aim of producing a summary inventory that details the nature of the collection as built up over the years, the mechanisms by which the Ashmolean came to acquire the various pieces, and the degree to which they survive and can be related to the documentary record. (Volume I in the series was A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos (2003) and Volume II Classical Phoenician Scarabs (2004))

Severus Pius Augustus

Author: Achim Lichtenberger
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004201920
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Examining visual evidence of the religious representation of the Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, the book offers a new look at the identity of a Roman Emperor originating in North Africa. Das Buch diskutiert anhand von Bildzeugnissen den spannenden Balanceakt des gelegentlich als 'African Emperor' bezeichneten r mischen Kaisers Septimius Severus, der sich in seiner sakralen Inszenierung sowohl als traditioneller r mischer Kaiser als auch als Freund seiner Geburtsheimat Lepcis Magna hervortat.

Catalogue of the Engraved Gems and Finger Rings Roman

Author: John Boardman
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN:
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This catalogue of 860 Roman engraved gems and finger-rings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is the third in the Beazley Archive series "Studies in Gems and Jewellery". Catalogue themed headings include: gods; goddesses; personifications; children's rings;scenes from daily life; theatrical subjects; animals, birds and many more.

Power Politics and the Cults of Isis

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004278273
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“The Egyptian gods” mattered greatly to many kings, emperors, cities and elites in the Hellenistic and Roman world. Power, politics & the cults of Isis provides the first overview of this important phenomenon and shows how this happened, and why.

Ancient Rings

Author: T.N. Pollio
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476673853
Format: PDF
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Ancient finger rings made of base metals and low-grade silver alloys are increasingly being unearthed and sold through a growing assortment of marketplaces worldwide. Reference material on ancient rings has focused mainly on historic and "high-end" pieces—the precious metals and stones of royalty and the wealthy—while little has been written on the evaluation of common rings. This guide describes their composition, structure and imagery, thus providing merchants, collectors and researchers with a comprehensive reference on these ancient artifacts that, until now, have gone unexamined. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}

Ancient and Modern Gems and Jewels

Author: Kirsten Aschengreen Piacenti
Publisher: Royal Collection Publications
ISBN:
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"This catalogue is the first comprehensive study of the 328 objects that make up this little-known area of the Royal Collection. The ancient gems and intaglios have been catalogued by John Boardman, and although they are few in number, they include the magnificent Claudius cameo that was once in the collection of Charles I. The later, post-Renaissance pieces have been studied by Kirsten Aschengreen Piacenti, and these include the great Tudor portrait cameos, a superb series of Italian sixteenth-century portrait cameos of North Italian 'Beauties', the group of exquisite eighteenth-century Italian carnelians bought by George III from Consul Smith in 1762 and a fine selection of Garter badges, several bearing the signature of the gem-engravers Marchant and Burch." "Close examination by gemmologists has produced an accurate technical analysis of all the stones and settings, and newly commissioned photographs bring out the distinctive features of each piece. Casts are illustrated wherever possible, and close-tip images of signatures, inscriptions and hallmarks support the detailed descriptions in the text. Research into the collection has resulted in new information concerning the mounts of many of the gems, and this is summarised in an illustrated appendix. Also published in full, and for the first time, is the collection of intaglios once owned by Henry, Prince of Wales, which was recorded in a series of wax impressions made by Elias Ashmole at the request of Charles II in June 1660."--BOOK JACKET.

Garnet

Author: John Dennis Rouse
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN:
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Rouse explores the many species of gem garnets from the historical point of view. In the historical data brought out in the text, very modern methods of gem evaluation and detection techniques are discovered in use as long ago as Roman times. The main objective of the book is to present a comprehensive picture of garnets in ancient and modern times

Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology

Author: Adriana Calinescu
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Jewelry is one of the most appealing artistic achievements of antiquity, but it is at the same time one of the least understood. Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology presents state-of-the-art scholarship on the manufacture, aesthetics, and uses of jewelry in the ancient world. Featuring the work of an outstanding group of international scholars from the fields of archaeology, art history, epigraphy, conservation, and museum scholarship, the book places the material evidence of specific artifacts into their social, economic, religious, and political milieux. The archaeological and art historical contexts in which jewelry is studied combine with aspects of technology and production, style, and iconography to achieve a full historical view of the role of jewelry in the ancient world. The book highlights several important jewelry collections and recent archaeological investigations.