Download e-book for iPad: Antike Gemmen und ihr Nachleben (German Edition) by Erika Zwierlein-Diehl

By Erika Zwierlein-Diehl

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

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