ART ALBUM. Greek gold. Jewelry art of the classical epoch V-IV centuries BC.
Title: Greek gold. Jewelry art of the classical epoch V-IV centuries BC.
Author: Jack Ogden, Dyfri Williams
Cover: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Slavia, The State Hermitage Museum
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Passion around gold raged ever since, as it was first discovered. It is attractive and mysterious. It is eternal, because nearly indestructible. Over time the items were acquired a sacral meaning for its owners. Because of its properties gold is perfect for jewelers. As any art jewelry is a Union of the personal skill of the jeweler and used raw materials with social and religious traditions that cause forms of creativity. In order to understand the jewelry art of the ancient world, it is necessary to conduct a comprehensive study: stylistic, structural and material science. In order to assess its value, you need to consider it as a socio-historical context.
This catalog presents the best surviving examples of classical Greek jewelry. Each piece is accompanied by a detailed description and as much as it is today, maybe put in the proper context. Each section of the catalogue is preceded by some information about the history of the production of jewelry in one area or another. Introductory article to the directory covers the technology of ancient jewelry, the problems of authorship, purpose and nature of use of jewelry, as well as issues of iconography and relationship with sculpture and other visual arts.