Greek Gems and Finger Rings. Early Bronze Age to Late Classical
London, Thames and Hudson, 1970.
Large quarto, 458 pages with 1385 illustrations (over 1000 from photographs, and 51 in colour), showing the gems 'up to four times their natural size'.
Cloth; an excellent copy with the lightly used dustwrapper.
'A comprehensive account of the art in Greek lands from the early Bronze Age down to the Hellenistic period. The gems are related to history and to the artistic achievements in other media of their day, and the subject matter of the scenes engraved upon them is examined and found to hold much that will be new to students of Greek myth and iconography' (dustwrapper blurb).
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