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Cornaline et pierres précieuses

La Méditerranée de l’Antiquité à l’Islam

Under the direction of Annie  Caubet

Contributions by Béatrice  André-Salvini, Anne Bouquillon, Annie  Caubet, Sophie  Makariou, Catherine  Metzger, Geneviève  Pierrat-Bonnefois, Christiane  Ziegler, Dominique Collon, Sydney Aufrère, Marthe Bernus-Taylor, Thomas Calligaro, Michèle Casanova, Jean-Louis Huot, Marie-Louise Inizan, Robert Laffineur, Pierre Matarasso, Cécile Michel, P. Roger S. Moorey, Jean-Paul Poirot, Guirec Querré, Valentine Roux, Françoise Tallon, Ralf-B. Wartke, Irene J. Winter

€ 47.26 tax included

The presentations in this collection encompass a period that spans from Pharaonic Egypt to Byzantium and Islam, draw on sources of ancient texts, and call upon recent research in epigraphy, ethno-archaeology and gemology. The symbolic role of precious stones, their place in myth and the imagination, and the political, magical and religious uses of these gemstones are just a few of the commonalities with the people of Antiquity brought to light in the proceedings of this symposium.


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488 pages, paperback with flaps, 16 x 24 cm, 184 black-and-white illustrations.

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Proceedings of the symposium held at the Musée du Louvre on November 24 and 25, 1995.


Near eastern antiquities
ISBN French2-11-004265-6
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