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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122137439391 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! Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry: Exquisite Objects from the Cradle of Civilization by Judith Price. 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: Running Press (2008). Pages: 144. CONDITION: NEW. New HUGE (11 inch square) hardcover w/dustjacket. Running Press (2008) 144 pages. Pristine and unblemished in every respect. Pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. 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! #7595a. 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: From the president of the National Jewelry Institute comes the largest collection of the oldest jeweled objects ever assembled. With sparkling photography and history throughout, the book will be supported by a major exhibit of the collection. These gorgeous artifacts; the oldest jeweled armor, weapons, jewelry, household objects, and more, with informative captions and stunning photography on every page, originated in Mesopotamia, Persia, Levant, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic world, from 4000 B.C.E. through 700 C.E. Artifacts appearing in the book are being lent to the exhibit by almost every major permanent collection of ancient objects in the world: jeweled treasures from the Louvre, the Berlin Museum, the Islamic collection at the Metropolitan, the Princeton Museum, and the Israeli Museum are shown together for the first time. Also included are interviews with major scholars and curators from around the world, speaking on ancient civilizations and the remaining artifacts that reveal their truly stunning cultures. REVIEW: Judith Price is the president of the National Jewelry Institute, a highly regarded non-profit organization established to create and support exhibitions of the most important jewelry of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. She is the founder of “Avenue” magazine and the author of “Executive Style”, “Masterpieces of American Jewelry”, and “Masterpieces of French Jewelry”. She lives in New York City. Ms. Price is currently founder and President of the National Jewelry Institute, the country's first fine jewelry museum. The National Jewelry Institute launched its first exhibition, “Masterpieces of American Jewelry”, in New York in 2004, before opening in London at Somerset House and in Paris at the Musée Carnavalet. Subsequent exhibitions in the US and Europe include: “Treasures of the Titans”; “Masterpieces of French Jewelry”; “Lorenz Baumer: The Creative Process of a Jeweler”; “Olympic Gold”; “Designer Showcase New York”; and “Designer Showcase Paris”. In 2009 the National Jewelry Institute exhibited “Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry: Exquisite Objects from the Cradle of Civilization”, including objects from the Louvre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Berlin Museum, in New York and Chicago. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This stunning book showcases the largest collection of ancient jeweld objects ever assembled, with sparkling photography and history throughout. Jewelry aficionado, and president of America's National Jewelry Institute, Judith Price has compiled a collection of the most stunning ancient objects ever assembled. Pieces on loan come from the Berlin Museum, the Louvre, the British Museum, the Islamic collection at the Metropolitan Museum, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Princeton Museum are thousands of years old, some from as far back as 4,000 B.C. The gorgeous artifacts originated in the ancient times of Mesopotamia, Persia, Levant, the Byzantine Empire, and the Islamic world, and are of incomparable worth. The book will be supported by a major exhibit of the collection. REVIEW: A spectacular survey of jeweled objects from early civilization through about 1500 A.D. "Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry" is a fine collection of not only the objects, but a comprehensive collection of essays and interviews with jewelry historians around the world, providing a reference to the times and places the jewelry was made and used. [Sacramento Book Review]. REVIEW: A rich array of jewelry from the ancient Near East was presented in this exhibition, some objects more than 7,000 years old, illuminating the culture and customs of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Levant, Persia and the Islamic Middle East READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: There are surprisingly few books on jewelry in the ancient world that don't specialize in a specific culture. When I started reading this book I was surprised to find it had been produced in conjunction with an exhibition in New York but its not a listing catalogue as such and the scope is wide enough to encompass the early modern era as it includes Byzantine and early Islamic jewels. The book is divided into sections that deal with the jewelry found in Mesopotamia, The Levant, Persia, Byzantium and early Islam. Each section of the book has included an interview with a person who is a specialist in the area being discussed. The items illustrated are not just gold items but also beads, rings etc. The book has some lovely pieces illustrated, especially among the Byzantine and Islamic sections. Some of the best of these items are drawn from private collections and not commonly illustrated in other books. If you are after a book that covers areas in jewelry usually overlooked with ancient jewels, this is definitely worth picking up. REVIEW: This would be an excellent edition to anyone's history of jewelry collection. It's not an encyclopedia on the subject, but it has a great selection of pieces from around the world. It's a great value considering it contains pieces you may never see other than in this book. REVIEW: A well produced book. The book has been put together as a who's who of jewelry archaeologists. Each person has written a chapter illustrated with a few examples of the jewelry in their area of expertise/investigation. REVIEW: Recently I have been learning more about history of jewelry. As a jewelry designer (novice) I found this to be helpful as were several other books that I bought about the same time. The photos are really great and simply learning about the materials used by people in the past, I feel confident that I can make some items that will be "true" to the time periods highlighted therein. Enjoyed reading this and know I will refer back to it many times. REVIEW: I enjoyed flipping through this book as an inspiration for ideas for beaded and periodic jewelry. I did read a lot of the written material which was simply put together in easy to understand language. There are a few examples of ancient jewelry from different geographical areas. REVIEW: This book provides an up-close and majestic view of exquisite jewelry, though. Hence, the title says it all: masterpieces. Book is filled with fabulous pictures that will thrill anyone who thinks that a little "bling" will brighten any day. REVIEW: I love this book. It is on my coffee table. Beautiful pics and lovely history lessons inside about regions and techniques. REVIEW: Fine jewelry is always interesting to read about. Combined with history is even better as knowledge is garnered about cultures as well. 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 insuredshipment 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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