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Vitreous materials in the late bronze age Aegean.


Vitreous materials in the late bronze age Aegean.

Ed. by Caroline M. Jackson and Emma C. Wager.

Oxbow Books


232 pages



Sheffield studies in Aegean archaeology; 9


Archaeologists, philologists, art historians, and archaeological scientists gathered at the Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology in January 2005 to pool findings and insights into glass and related materials in ancient Egypt, Greece, and the Middle East. Of the 10 papers they presented, and are here reproduced, some focus on techniques of investigation and others report findings and draw conclusions in various dimensions. Their topics include a review of the evidence for glass and faience production sites in New Kingdom Egypt, Mycenaean glass and faience beads and other objects, the design and craftsmanship of relief beads and glass seals, and color use and symbolism in Bronze Age Crete. No index is provided. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Company.

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Date:May 1, 2009
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