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Author Causey, Faya.

Title Amber and the ancient world / Faya Causey.

Imprint Los Angeles, Calif. : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.37 CAU    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    709.37 CAU    Available
Description 152 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 23 cm.
Note Based on introduction to online catalogue of ancient carved amber in the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Jewelry : never just jewelry -- Amber magic? -- What is amber? -- Where is amber found -- The properties of amber -- Ancient names for amber -- Color and other optical characteristics : ancient perception and reception -- Ancient literary sources on the origins of amber -- Amber and forgery -- The ancient transport of amber -- Literary sources on the use of amber -- Amber medicine, amber amulets -- Archeological evidence for the use of figured amber : three periods of abundance -- The working of amber : ancient evidence and modern analysis -- The production of ancient figured amber objects.
Subject Amber -- Mediterranean Region -- History.
Amber -- Italy -- History.
Amber -- History.
Civilization, Ancient.
Mediterranean Region -- Civilization.
Mediterranean Region -- Antiquities.
Italy -- Civilization.
Italy -- Antiquities.
Added Author J. Paul Getty Museum.
ISBN 9781606060827 (hardcover)
1606060821 (hardcover)

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