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by Dimitris Plantzos

  • Author: Dimitris Plantzos
  • ISBN: 0198150377
  • ISBN13: 978-0198150374
  • ePub: 1416 kb | FB2: 1169 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Earth Sciences
  • Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (September 23, 1999)
  • Pages: 260
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Hellenistic Engraved Gems (Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology) ePub download

Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology

Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology. Extensively illustrated. Hellenistic Engraved Gems. Engraved gems were used by the Greeks as seals and amulets, but were primarily valued as ornaments. Their iconography was drawn from a wide range of motifs and standard devices current in other art forms. Plantzos has produced a gem of a book, very comprehensive and informative, which will no doubt stand the test of time and remain the reference on the subject for many years to come.

Hellenistic Engraved Gems book. by. Dimitris Plantzos. Hellenistic Engraved Gems (Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology). This lavishly illustrated volume traces the development of Greek gem engraving from Alexander to Augustus. 0198150377 (ISBN13: 9780198150374).

Home Browse Books Book details, Hellenistic Engraved Gems. In the Hellenistic period, mostly set in rings, engraved gems were articles of adornment as well as objets d'art, meaningful, valuable, collectable. Although selective, the study is comprehensive, concerned with the broader rather than the particular; I have tried to identify and discuss the problems and reach whatever arrangement of the material might be useful for others.

Oxford monographs on classical archaeology. Subjects: Gems, Hellenistic. The engraved gems of classical times : with a catalogue of the gems in the Fitz-William museum, by: Middleton, J. H. 1846-1896 Published: (2010). Catalogue of the engraved gems and finger-rings in the Ashmolean museum. Late Antique and Early Christian gems, by: Spier, Jeffrey Published: (2013). Greek gems and finger rings : early Bronze Age to late Classical, by: Boardman, John, 1927- Published: (2001).

Alexander and the Hellenistic kings brought a distinctive form of kingship to Greece and the East that was powerfully expressed in artistic images of the ruler. Analyzing surviving portraits on coins and in sculpture.

Plantzos This lavishly illustrated book surveys Greek archaeology from . He teaches classical archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. LOCKWOOD PRESS ww. ockwoodpress.

Plantzos This lavishly illustrated book surveys Greek archaeology from the collapse of the Mycenaean palaces to the subordination of the last Hellenistic kingdoms to Rome. Its aim is to study Greek art through the material record, and against its cultural and social backdrop. I strongly recommend it to both Greek Art Dimitris Plantzos and Archaeology students and the interested public. Emeritus Professor Sir John Boardman Photo: YANNIS TSOLKAS.

Nineteenth-century archaeologists such as Heinrich Schliemann were drawn to study the societies they had read about in Latin and Greek texts. Many universities and foreign nations maintain excavation programs and schools in the area-such is the enduring appeal of the region's archaeology.

Hellenistic Engraved Gems. Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology. By Plantzos, Dimitris. Pp. xvi + 148, with 96 plates, 4 figures, and 1 map. £8. 0. 7. In hoc etiam Geneve Graeciae Nihil cedamus.

Dimitris Plantzos, Hellenistic Engraved Gems. This volume contains a thorough and well-illustrated catalog such as we have come to expect from the Oxford Monographs. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. 144, pls. 96. ISBN 0-19-815037-7. The catalog per se is remarkably concise: 709 engraved gems covered in 14 pages of text, which is supplemented in the illustrative materials with select seal impressions, cameos, rings, Delian portraits, and, of course, coins.

This lavishly illustrated volume traces the development of Greek gem engraving from Alexander to Augustus.
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