Classical Period

M.A. Richter Gisela

Catalogue of Engraved Gems, Greek, Etruscan and Roman. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


2006, 188 pp., 95 tav.
22 x 29 cm
I Reprint 2006.
ISBN: 9788882653743
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    Preface; History of the Collection; Abbreviations; General Introduction; The uses of Gems; The choice of designs on gems; The technique of gem engraving; The materials used for ancient gems; Appreciation and collecting of gems; Gem engravers and their signatures; Forgeries; Catalogue; I. Greek; II. Etruscan and Italic; III. Roman intaglios, first century b.c. to fourth cantury a.d.; IV. Hellenistic and Roman Cameos and Works in the round, second century b.c. to fourth century a.d.; Concordance of the numbers in the 1920 and the 1956 editions of the catalogue; General index; Index of inscriptions.

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