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    Magical Ancient Beads (Hardback) By (author) Jamey Allen, Edited by Sumarah Adhyatman, Edited by Christopher Leggett, Edited by Anne Richter


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    DescriptionBeads represent the oldest form of art. They were the first durable ornaments, coveted by mankind not only for their beauty, but also for their supposed magical and talismanic properties. Made of materials such as shell, bone, seed, wood, metal and glass beads, have been used as units of currency in many parts of the world. This work examines beads in Western and Central Asia from the Eastern Mediterranean to Mesopotamia, Iran and Afghanistan, many items dating from late-Roman to mid-Islamic times.

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    Magical Ancient Beads
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jamey Allen, Edited by Sumarah Adhyatman, Edited by Christopher Leggett, Edited by Anne Richter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 258 mm
    Height: 316 mm
    ISBN 13: 9781860642692
    ISBN 10: 1860642691

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FCA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBN
    BIC subject category V2: HDD, JFCK, WC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000, SOC005000, SOC002000, ANT000000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBN, 1FCA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 745.582095074
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAM
    Thema V1.0: WC, JBCC3, JHM, NKD
    Illustrations note
    150 colour illustrations
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    31 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    James D. Allen is a researcher and lecturer who is co-founder of the Society of Bead Researchers. Sumarah Adhyatman is a well-known ceramicist and a Trustee of the Jakarta National Museum. Christopher Leggett specializes in recording the arts of Asia. Anne Richter researches on Asian decorative arts and lectures at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Western and central Asian beads: ancient beads, Maud Spaer; ancient glass beads, james D. Allen. Part 2 Indonesian beads: indonesian meads, Sumarah Adbyatman; bead magic in Indonesia, anne Richter; Indonesia glass beads, Jamey D. Allen. A glossary of bead terms and types.