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Finger Rings

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Publisher Comments:

Rings are art history and social history and are of interest to collectors, as well as those involved with jewelry and art and design. Man has worn and traded rings from the time of the early empires — for occasions from decorative ornament to business dealings. Their creation and uses are explored from the Hittites through to Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Crete and Cyprus, from the second millennium B.C. to the 4th century A.D. In modern times, they are described in medieval, Renaissance and the 17th and 18th centuries. Signet rings, magic rings, rings commemorating love and marriage, memorial rings and "Giardinetti" decorative rings are included. Poet James Fenton's essay on collecting rings introduces this fascinating but arcane component of decorative arts. Part of the Ashmolean Handbook series.

Synopsis:

For collectors, professional designers, gemologist s and social historians, rings are more than decorative ornament. Rings have been worn from the time of the Hitties. In this overview are over 150 signet rings, magic rings, etc.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781854441676
Contribution:
Fenton, James
Contribution:
Henig, Martin
Contribution by:
Fenton, James
Contribution:
Fenton, James
Author:
Scarisbrick, Diana
Author:
Henig, Martin
Publisher:
Ashmolean Museum
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.77 x 6.07 x .48 in .76 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Jewelry » Collecting
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 80 pages Ashmolean Museum - English 9781854441676 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For collectors, professional designers, gemologist s and social historians, rings are more than decorative ornament. Rings have been worn from the time of the Hitties. In this overview are over 150 signet rings, magic rings, etc.
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