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Author J. Paul Getty Museum, author, issuing body.

Title Ancient carved ambers in the J. Paul Getty Museum / Faya Causey ; with technical analysis by Jeff Maish, Herant Khanjian, and Michael Schilling
Edition First edition
Published Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (297 pages) : color illustrations
Series Getty Publications virtual library.
Contents Introduction -- Amber and the ancient world -- Jewelry: never just jewelry -- Amber magic? -- What is amber? -- Where is amber found? -- The properties of amber -- Ancient names for amber -- Color and other optical characteristics: ancient perception and reception -- Ancient literary sources on the origins of amber -- Amber and forgery -- The ancient transport of amber -- Literary sources on the use of amber -- Amber medicine, amber amulets -- The bronze age -- Early iron age and the orientalizing period -- The archaic and afterward -- The working of amber: ancient evidence and modern analysis -- The production of ancient figured amber objects -- Catalogue -- Technical essay: analysis of selected ambers from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum / Jeff Maish, Herant Khanjian, and Michael Schilling
Summary "This catalogue provides a general introduction to amber in the ancient world followed by detailed catalogue entries for fifty-six Etruscan, Greek, and Italic carved ambers from the J. Paul Getty Museum. The volume concludes with technical notes about scientific investigations of these objects and Baltic amber"--Provided by publisher
Analysis History of the arts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject J. Paul Getty Museum -- Catalogs
SUBJECT J. Paul Getty Museum. fast (OCoLC)fst00532097
Subject Amber art objects -- Catalogs
Art objects, Ancient -- Catalogs
Art objects, Etruscan -- Catalogs
Art objects -- California -- Los Angeles -- Catalogs
ART / General
Amber art objects.
Art objects.
Art objects, Ancient.
Art objects, Etruscan.
California -- Los Angeles.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Collection catalogs.
Collection catalogs.
Catalogues de collection.
Form Electronic book
Author Causey, Faya, author.
Maish, Jeffrey, contributor.
Khanjian, Herant, contributor.
Schilling, Michael (Michael Roy), contributor.
LC no. 2019981057
ISBN 9781606066355