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

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

II. Roman

  • Author: Martin Henig,Arthur MacGregor
  • Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781903767085
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 165
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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))

Power, Politics and the Cults of Isis

Power, Politics and the Cults of Isis

Proceedings of the Vth International Conference of Isis Studies, Boulogne-sur-Mer, October 13-15, 2011

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004278273
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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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.

Catalogue of the Engraved Gems and Finger Rings: Roman

Catalogue of the Engraved Gems and Finger Rings: Roman

  • Author: John Boardman,Martin Henig,Marie-Louise Vollenweider,Arthur MacGregor,Victoria Andrews
  • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 165
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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.

Ancient Rings

Ancient Rings

An Illustrated Collector's Guide

  • Author: T.N. Pollio
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476673853
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 180
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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'}

Life in the Limes

Life in the Limes

Studies of the people and objects of the Roman frontiers

  • Author: Rob Collins,Frances McIntosh
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • ISBN: 1782972544
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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Lindsay Allason-Jones has been at the forefront of small finds and Roman frontier research for 40 years in a career focussed on, but not exclusive to, the north of Britain, encompassing an enormous range of object types and subject areas. Divided into thematic sections the contributions presented here to celebrate her many achievements all represent at least one aspect of Lindsay’s research interests. These encompass social and industrial aspects of northern frontier forts; new insights into inscribed and sculptural stones specific to military communities; religious, cultural and economic connotations of Roman armour finds; the economic and ideological penetration of romanitas in the frontiers as reflected by individual objects and classes of finds; evidence of trans-frontier interactions and invisible people; the role of John Clayton in the exploration and preservation of Hadrian’s Wall and its material culture; the detailed consideration of individual objects of significant interest; and a discussion of the widespread occurrence of mice in Roman art.

Luxus

Luxus

The Sumptuous Arts of Greece and Rome

  • Author: Kenneth Lapatin
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 1606064223
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 296
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In contrast to other histories of ancient art that typically privilege well-preserved works of ceramics or stone, Luxus offers an integrated contextual analysis of artifacts fashioned from a wide variety of luxury materials, which survive in far greater number than is typically supposed. These include gold and silver, semiprecious hard stones, and organic materials, such as ivory, fine woods, amber, pearl, coral, and textiles. Examining some of the finest surviving examples of ancient craftsmanship, renowned expert Kenneth Lapatin approaches objects in these diverse media from a variety of viewpoints, providing a valuable model for a more pluralistic approach to visual culture with the greater goal of reinvigorating the study of ancient art and society. As its title implies, Luxus is richly illustrated, containing over 200 images of superb works located in collections throughout the world. Each plate is accompanied by extensive documentation and discursive commentary. An introductory chapter explores the ideologies and uses of the luxury arts in ancient Greece and Rome, considers ancient debates about their value, and traces their decline in modern historiography. The book then goes on to address a broad range of luxury goods, such as intaglios, cameos, vessels, and statuettes, providing a full and multifaceted account of luxury in the ancient world.

Scythian treasures in Oxford

Scythian treasures in Oxford

  • Author: Ashmolean Museum,Michael J. Vickers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 56
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Garnet

Garnet

  • Author: John Dennis Rouse
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 134
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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

The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya

The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya

final reports

  • Author: Donald White,University of Pennsylvania. University Museum,Libya. Maṣlaḥat al-Āthār
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Cyrene (Extinct city)
  • Page: 191
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Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology

Ancient Jewelry and Archaeology

  • Author: Adriana Calinescu
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 260
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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.