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Ashmolean Ancient Roman Christian Jewish Engraved Gems Finger Rings Intaglios

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122162023201 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! ”Catalogue of the Engraved Gems and Finger-Rings in the Ashmolean Museum. II: Roman” by Martin Henig. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with dustjacket. Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology (2005). Pages: 237. Size: 11½ x 8¼ x 1 inch; 3 pounds. This important catalogue of 860 Roman engraved gems and finger-rings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is the third in the Beazley Archive series "Studies in Gems and Jewellery". The catalogue is themed under the major headings of gods; goddesses; followers of deities and muses; personifications; portraits and figure studies; children's rings; scenes from daily life; theatrical subjects; animals, birds and other natural subjects; mythological subjects; symbolic subjects; astrological subjects; magical gems; Jewish and Christian subjects; inscriptions. Overall, the items are catalogued with the aim of producing a summary inventory that details the nature of the collection as built up over the years, the mechanisms by which the Ashmolean came to acquire the various pieces, and the degree to which they survive and can be related to the documentary record. (Volume I in the series was “A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos” (2003) and “Volume II Classical Phoenician Scarabs” (2004). CONDITION: NEW. VERY LARGE new hardcover w/dustjacket. Archaeopress Archaeology (2005) 237 pages. Unblemished except for very faint (virtually indiscernible) shelfwear to dustjacket and covers. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with new stock from a bookstore environment wherein new books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of simply being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Meticulous and accurate descriptions! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #8631a. PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: Oxford University's collection of Greek, Etruscan and Roman gems and rings, in the Ashmolean Museum, is one of the most representative in the world. This volume publishes the Roman gems and finger-rings; the Greek and Etruscan were published by John Boardman and Marie-Louise Vollenweider in 1978. The second volume offers full descriptions, comment and enlarged photographs. Bequests from important collectors, such as Arthur Evans, Charles Drury Fortnum and G.J. Chester have ensured that the full range of styles and engraving is represented in the collection. REVIEW: This series is in the same format as “studies in the History of Collections and Studies in Classical Archaeology” and has the same publishers – the Beazley Archive in the University of Oxford and Archaeopress, the Oxford-based publisher of “British Archaeological Report”. It is intended for studies in gems and jewelry from ancient to Neo-Classical, both monographs and the publication of contents of collections, and is inspired by Beazley Archive’s rich resources of gem impressions and casts, gathered first by Sir John Beazley himself, later by John Boardman, Martin Henig, and others. REVIEW: This important catalogue of 860 Roman engraved gems and finger-rings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is the third in the Beazley Archive series "Studies in Gems and Jewellery." REVIEW: TABLE OF CONTENTS: Preface. Acknowledgments. Glossary. Donors and Collectors Represented in this Collection. Index of Owners, Donors and Collectors. Topographical Sources of the Collection. Role of Engraved Gems in the Roman Period and Beyond. Catalogue. Conventions Observed in the Catalogue. 1.Gods. 2. Goddesses. 3. Followers of Deities and Muses. 4. Personifications. 5. Portraits and Figure Studies. --Males Figures. --Female Figures. --Multiple Figures. 6. Children’s Rings. 7. Scenes from Daily Life. 8. Theatrical Subjects. 9. Animals, Bids, and Other Natural Subjects. --Mammals. --Birds. --Reptiles. --Fish. --Marine Crustaceans and Mollusks. --Insects and Scorpions. --Plants, Trees and Fruit. 10. Mythological Subjects. --Heroes and Heroines. --Other Mythical Figures. --Mythical Beasts and Monsters. --Combinations. 11. Symbolic Subjects. 12. Astrological Symbols. 13. Magical Gems. 14. Jewish and Christian Subjects. 15. Inscriptions. Bibliography. Index of Gemstones. Inscriptions. Iconographical Index. Concordance. REVIEW: Martin Henig is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London and a former Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He is currently engaged with friends in completing a definitive catalogue of all the Roman sculpture from London and south-eastern England as well as a major catalogue of Roman cameos. He is the author of standard works on Roman art and religion in Britain. From 1985 to 2007 he was Honorary Editor of the British Archaeological Association. His wide interests are reflected in the contents of the Festschrift presented to him on his 65th birthday, Pagans and Christians - from Antiquity to the Middle Ages (Oxford 2007). Recently ordained, he is now serving as a deacon in the West Oxford benefice which includes the early ecclesiastical site of Binsey, which is the subject of a collection of essays of which he is co-editor, also published by Amberley. REVIEW: Arthur MacGregor is Senior Assistant Keeper in the Ashmolean Museum and Fellow of Saint Cross College. His research interests span antiquities of the Roman, Anglo-Saxon, medieval, and post-medieval periods. He is co-founder and co-editor of the “Journal of the History of Collections” and a former Director of the Society of Antiquaries. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This is one of the most significant and authoritative references in the field. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: A most magnificent collection, and an exemplary publication. Highly recommended to any serious student or enthusiast of ancient art. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insured shipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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