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Ok explores the varied styles techniues and materials used to make jewelry in many civilizations throughout the world and across the millennia Egyptian necklaces Celtic torcs South American gold masks Renaissance pendants and Art Nouveau buckles are examples of the range of the masterpieces described and illustrated with superb photographs Years of Jewelry takes readers on an impressive tour that includes among other times and placesThe Middle East BC

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Egypt BC Phoenician Greek Etruscan and Persian Lands BC China Celtic Europe Mexico and Peru BC AD The Mediterranean India Egypt Roman Britain and Byzantium BC AD Europe China Korea and Japan Mayan Central America Central and South America Europe Islam China Korea and Java China India Tibet and Mongolia West Africa Europe More comprehensive than before this reference remains the finest and most beautifully illustrated history of jewelry ever published

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The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated history of jewelryThe previous edition of this exhaustive survey was published to critical acclaim by the British Museum Press Since publication the museum has expanded its collection with major acuisitions of pieces from Europe and Asia The new edition includes a complete revision of the section on Europe afterplus revisions to the sections on Celtic Europe Roman Britain cameos and finger ringsThe bo

About the Author: Hugh Tait

Hugh Tait deputy keeper at the British Museum and an internationally acknowledged expert on the European decorative arts was a Fellow of the Society of Antiuaries and a former president of the Society of Jewellery Historians The author of 5000 Years of Glass and editor of The Art of the Jeweller he died in 2005

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