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Seller: ancientgifts (4,185) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381794642808 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! Ashmolean Musem – Oxford - Catalogue of the Engraved Gems and Finger Rings I: Greek and Etruscan. 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: Oxford University Press (1978). Pages: 134. Size: 11 x 8¾ x 1 inch; 2¼ pounds. The Oxford University collection of Greek, Etruscan and Roman gems and rings is one of the most representative in the world. The Minoan gems, unrivalled outside Crete, and the Roman series are destined for publication in other volumes. The present wor4ks offers full descriptions, comments, and enlarged photographs of the 385 Greek and Etruscan engraved gems, scarabs, and rings, from the eighth-century B.C. to the end of the Hellenistic period. To Arthur Evans, explorer of Knossos, is due the wealth of Geometric and early Archaic stones, including a fine range of Island Gems. The later Archaic and Classical periods are well-represented, and the gifts of Greville Chester offer an unusually full sequence of the Greco-Persian stones. Charles Drury Fortnum’s great collection of finger rings, the subject of a special exhibition in the home, the Ashmolean Museum, in 1978, includes many of Greek and Roman date. The full range of the styles and engraving on Etruscan scarabs is represented, and particular attention has been paid to the Hellenistic gems, whose styles in portraiture and symbolism inspired the glyptic of early Imperial Rome. The study of ancient gems flagged in the first half of the twentieth century until recent years, and the two authors of this catalogue have done much in their previous publications to direct the attention of scholars and art historians again to these examples of a prime miniaturist art: Mr. Boardman in his studies of Greek gems and rings; Miss Vollenweider in her studies of Hellenistic and early Roman engraving. Modern methods of photography and styles of publication are called for to present the gems satisfactorily, and this is the first major catalogue of an English collection of mainly Greek gems to complement the new publications of some European collections. CONDITION: VERY GOOD (PLUS). Lightly read hardcover with corner-clipped dustjacket in mylar sleeve. Oxford University Press (1978) 134 pages. Book has clearly been read one or two times, but otherwise could almost pass (at first blush) as new. It is very clean and without any significant blemishes. Insides the pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, and evidence only light reading wear. Outside the dustjacket is in a mylar sleeve, beneath which it evidences only very light edge and corner shelfwear (no tears or chips). Inside flap of the dustjacket is also "corner clipped", meaning one corner of the inside dustjacket flap is clipped off (this is done so as to remove the publisher's price, as if it were going to be given as a gift). Beneath the dustjacket the full cloth covers are without blemish. 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! #8640a. 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: TABLE OF CONTENT: List of Figures. Abbreviations. I. Greek Geometric and Early Archaic Gems and Rings (plates 1-11) . II. Greek archaic Gems (Plates 12-15) . III. Archaic Finger Rings (Plates 16-18) . IV. Greek Classical Gems (Plates 19-22) . V. Greek Classical Finger Rings (Plates 23-30) . VI. Greco-Persian Gems (Plates 31-35) . VII. Etruscan and Western Gems (Plates 36-42) . VIII. Hellenistic Gems and Finger Rings (Plates 43-64). Indexes. Materials. Proveniences. Shapes. Former Collections and Donors. Inscriptions. Subjects. Concordance of Museum Numbers. Plates. REVIEW: Sir John Boardman, FBA, is Emeritus Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art in the University of Oxford. His many books include “The History of Greek Vases” (2006) “The Oxford History of Classical Art” (1997), “The Oxford History of the Classical World” (1986) and “The World of Ancient Art” (2006). REVIEW: Marie-Louise Vollenweider is Honorary Curator of the Musee d’Art et d’Historie, Geneva. 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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