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    Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry: Exquisite Objects from the Cradle of Civilization (Hardback) By (author) Judith Price

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    DescriptionThis stunning book showcases the largest collection of ancient jewelled objects ever assembled, with sparkling photography and history throughout.Jewelry aficionado, and president of America's National Jewelry Institute, Judith Price has compiled a collection of the most stunning ancient objects ever assembled. Pieces on loan come from the Berlin Museum, the Louvre, the British Museum, the Islamic collection at the Metropolitan Museum, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Princeton Museum are thousands of years old, some from as far back as 4,000 BCE.The gorgeous artifacts originated in the ancient times of Mesopotamia, Persia, Levant, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic world, and are of incomparable worth. The book will be supported by a major exhibit of the collection.


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    Antoinette Masterpieces contains some lovely images of ancient jewellery. Some pieces are drawn from private collections so aren't usually available for study. The photographs in are detailed and highlight the glorious items featured in this book, from statues and stands, to earrings and pins.

    The book is divided into sections concerning Mesopotamia, The Levant, Persia, Byzantium and Islam. Each section is prefaced with an interview of a leading archeologist in this specialty. The questions asked of the archeologists are very general such as "Tell us about the gods, the priests and the temples". I feel there isn't enough specific information provided in the text for this book to be labeled as a reference book. The text is formatted with x3 spacing, making it difficult to read and there is, at maximum, three objects per page and a lot of white space. For a book of 144 pages it contains surprisingly little information.

    I consider Masterpieces more of a coffee table book than a resource. by Antoinette

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