Greek Gems and Finger Rings

Greek Gems and Finger Rings

Early Bronze Age to Late Classical

Hardback480pp Illustrated305x233mm

9780500237779     Product Code: 249671


The miniaturist art of gem engraving is the least familiar of the major arts of ancient Greece, yet we know it to have been practised by the greatest artists, and its masterpieces can challenge many better-known works of sculpture and painting. John Boardman presents a comprehensive, well-illustrated account of gem engraving in the Greek lands, examining the gems’ subject matter and iconography, the materials and technology used in creating them, and their relation to contemporary artistic works in other media. Slightly off-mint.

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