Greek Gold from Hellenistic Egypt

Greek Gold from Hellenistic Egypt

Paperback Getty Museum Studies on Art

By (author) Michael Pfrommer

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  • Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 8mm | 360g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Santa Monica CA
  • ISBN 10: 0892366338
  • ISBN 13: 9780892366330
  • Illustrations note: 34 colour & 43 b&w illustrations, 1 map
  • Sales rank: 1,214,263

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A discussion of the style, iconography and craftsmanship of 17 spectacular pieces of gold jewellery from Ptolemaic Egypt, dating from the late-3rd century BC. The pieces include earrings, bracelets, beads and a hairnet. The author places the pieces in their historical and iconographic context with special emphasis on the pieces as expressions of dynastic power.

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Michael Pfrommer, associatc professor of classical archaeology at the University of Trier (Germany), is a specialist in Hellenistic metalwork and the author of Getty publication Metalwork from the Hellenized East, 1993.