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Metropolitan jewelry

Author: Sophie McConnell; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Boston : Bulfinch Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book highlights pieces of jewellery from ancient and modern cultures in every part of the globe. Of special interest are the objects that appear in paintings and other works of art: jewel-studded gowns, glittering Renaissance brooches and an Egyptian beaded collar are among the featured works from the "Metropolitan Museum"'s collection. Necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets fill this book and also included  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.).
Metropolitan jewelry.
New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Boston : Bulfinch Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)863153398
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie McConnell; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0870996169 9780870996160 0870996177 9780870996177 0821218778 9780821218778
OCLC Number: 23768587
Description: 111 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: text by Sophie McConnell ; design by Alvin Grossman.

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This book highlights pieces of jewellery from ancient and modern cultures in every part of the globe. Of special interest are the objects that appear in paintings and other works of art: jewel-studded gowns, glittering Renaissance brooches and an Egyptian beaded collar are among the featured works from the "Metropolitan Museum"'s collection. Necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets fill this book and also included are objects of religious significance, military honours and other kinds of personal decoration. The captions relate anecdotes concerning the artists and wearers and describe the history and style of the jewellery pictured.

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