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Greek Gold From Hellenistic Egypt (Paperback) Loot Price: R505
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Greek Gold From Hellenistic Egypt (Paperback): Michael Pfrommer

Greek Gold From Hellenistic Egypt (Paperback)

Michael Pfrommer

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In the Hellenistic period, the Greek world enjoyed great prosperity after Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian Empire made vast resources of gold available for the first time. The various royal courts of Alexander's successors, including the Ptolemies in Egypt, comprised a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury.
The group of gold jewelry discussed here-including earrings, finger rings, bracelets, beads, and a hairnet-consists of seventeen spectacular pieces from the Getty Museum. The author takes us on a journey through three centuries, beginning about B.C. 350, from the empire-building Alexander to the beguilingly ambitious Kleopatra VII. This sweep through the turbulent history of the eastern Mediterranean gives a picture of the Greek-Egyptian blending of religion and art. The author demonstrates how the symbolism of dynastic power plays a central role in the interpretation of each object and in understanding the assemblage as a whole. Discussing their style, iconography, and craftsmanship, he convincingly places the jewelry in late third-century-B.C. Ptolemaic Egypt and argues for the original owner's royal connections.

General

Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2006
First published: December 2001
Authors: Michael Pfrommer
Dimensions: 237 x 191 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-0-89236-633-0
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > BC to 500 CE, Ancient & classical world
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Decorative arts & crafts
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Decorative arts & crafts > Gold & silversmithing
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Decorative arts & crafts > Jewellery & jewellery-making
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > Middle & Near Eastern archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > Middle & Near Eastern archaeology > Egyptian archaeology
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > Archaeology by period / region > European archaeology > Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
LSN: 0-89236-633-8
Barcode: 9780892366330

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