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

By Erika Zwierlein-Diehl

historical gem stones are invaluable stones with engraved photographs. Intaglios (gems with incised damaging pictures) functioned as seals, jewellery, and amulets. Cameos (with raised aid photographs) have been jewels or for exhibit. gemstones are an affidavit to social and cultural background and mirror historic occasions. This booklet seems to be at their historical past from the Minoan/Mycenaean interval to overdue Antiquity (4th/3rd millennium BC – fifth century advert) andtheir persisted use and reinterpretation within the center a while, in addition to their reception by way of creditors, specialists, and artists from the center a long time to fashionable Times.

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