A Golden Legacy

A Golden Legacy : Ancient Jewelry from the Burton Y.Berry Collection

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Exquisite gold pendants from the ancient Greek world, intricately cut openwork gold earrings and multicolored bead necklaces from the Roman empire, sumptuous gold belt buckles from ByzantiumNthese are among the more than three hundred objects reproduced and documented in this meticulously researched exhibition catalog. Many of the objects, drawn from the vast and remarkable collection of ancient art amassed by Burton Y. Berry and belonging to the Indiana University Art Museum, are published here for the first time. The catalog is divided into sections on the Chalcolithic/Bronze age, Archaic/Classical, Hellenistic/Greco-Roman, Roman/Early Byzantine, and Byzantine periods. Each section is introduced by an essay placing the items in the context of their time. Maps, an illustrated essay on techniques, a chapter on Byzantine jewelry by Barbara Deppert, and an extensive bibliography make A Golden Legacy an indispensable resource for studying and enjoying the art of ancient jewelry.show more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 227.1 x 302.8 x 26.4mm | 1,646.56g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 18 colour plates, 41 b&w photographs
  • 0253209137
  • 9780253209139

About Wolf Rudolph

WOLF RUDOLPH is Associate Professor of Ancient Art and Classical Archaeology in the Department of History of Art at Indiana University's Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. He has served as Director of the Halieis Excavations in Greece since 1970 and has published on ancient jewelry, Greek ceramics, and ancient urbanism.show more

Table of contents

Burton Y. Berry: The Man and the Collector/Leo Mildenberg Foreword/Adelheid M. Gealt Acknowledgments Burton Yost Berry: A Sketch Techniques of Ancient Jewelry Note to the Catalogue Copper and Bronze Ages Catalogue numbers 1-9 Iron Age: Archaic and Classical Catalogue numbers 10-22 Hellenistic Catalogue numbers 23-60 Roman Catalogue numbers 61-81 Byzantine/Essay by Barbara Deppert Catalogue numbers 82-98 Bibliography Indexshow more

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"As a sourcebok on an important collection of ancient jewelry, this should become a standard work for museum and university libraries." - Choiceshow more

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