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Treasures Of The Ferrell Collection

Author : Jeffrey Spier
ISBN : 3895007951
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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James Ferrell has collected Greek and Roman antiquities for many years to satisfy his life-long interest in ancient history. His collection is particularly important for its focus on jewelry, engraved gems and cameos, imperial medallions, and silver plate dating from the end of the Roman Empire and the early Byzantine period (3rd-7th centuries AD). It was at this time that the Roman Empire was gradually overrun by barbarian invaders and shifted its capital eastward, to the newly founded city of Constantinople. This volume publishes over 200 works of art belonging to Ferrell. Much of the material derives from imperial workshops and served as official gifts. The catalogue opens with a small selection of Hellenistic jewelry, including a group composed of a necklace, earrings, and rings most liekly of Ptolemaic origin. The second chapter is composed primarily of late Roman jewelry, gems and cameos, and other objects in precious metal, including necklaces, bracelets, rings, fibulae, and belts, most of which date between the third and fifth centuries AD. The third and fourth chapters are devoted to the jewelry and other objects of the sort found in Gothic tombs of the fifth and sixth centuries AD. Chapter Five presents an outstanding selection of Byzantine jewelry of the sixth and seventh century, including pendants, crosses, bracelets, earrings, and rings, many set with precious gems and pearls. The final chapter is devoted to Byzantine ecclesiastical silver of the sixth century AD. This publication will be of considerable interest to a variety of scholars, museums, and collectors. Historians of late antiquity will find many objects with important imperial associations. The rich selection of Byzantine jewelry and silver, including many pieces decorated with unusual iconography, will be of importance to Byzantinists. The Gothic objects include many pieces of particularly high quality. Jewelry historians and collectors will be delighted with the superb color photography.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Wandering Holy Man

Author : Johannes Hahn
ISBN : 9780520972957
Genre : Religion
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Barsauma was a fifth-century Syrian ascetic, archimandrite, and leader of monks, notorious for his extreme asceticism and violent anti-Jewish campaigns across the Holy Land. Although Barsauma was a powerful and revered figure in the Eastern church, modern scholarship has widely dismissed him as a thug of peripheral interest. Until now, only the most salacious bits of the Life of Barsauma—a fascinating collection of miracles that Barsauma undertook across the Near East—had been translated. This pioneering study includes the first full translation of the Life and a series of studies by scholars employing a range of methods to illuminate the text from different angles and contexts. This is the authoritative source on this influential figure in the history of the church and his life, travels, and relations with other religious groups.
Category: Religion

Luxus

Author : Kenneth Lapatin
ISBN : 9781606064221
Genre : Art
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In contrast to other histories of ancient art that typically privilege well-preserved works of ceramics or stone, Luxus offers an integrated contextual analysis of artifacts fashioned from a wide variety of luxury materials, which survive in far greater number than is typically supposed. These include gold and silver, semiprecious hard stones, and organic materials, such as ivory, fine woods, amber, pearl, coral, and textiles. Examining some of the finest surviving examples of ancient craftsmanship, renowned expert Kenneth Lapatin approaches objects in these diverse media from a variety of viewpoints, providing a valuable model for a more pluralistic approach to visual culture with the greater goal of reinvigorating the study of ancient art and society. As its title implies, Luxus is richly illustrated, containing over 200 images of superb works located in collections throughout the world. Each plate is accompanied by extensive documentation and discursive commentary. An introductory chapter explores the ideologies and uses of the luxury arts in ancient Greece and Rome, considers ancient debates about their value, and traces their decline in modern historiography. The book then goes on to address a broad range of luxury goods, such as intaglios, cameos, vessels, and statuettes, providing a full and multifaceted account of luxury in the ancient world.
Category: Art

Byzantium And The West

Author : Enluminures (Firm)
ISBN : 0983854645
Genre : Art
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This full-color catalog explores the interrelationships between the East and West during the first millennium. This was the first time that the Roman Empire was gradually replaced by barbarian invaders, who spread through Europe and created new styles of jewelry; it was also when the capital shifted eastward to the newly founded city of Constantinople.
Category: Art

Their Memories Our Treasure

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ISBN : NWU:35556037652997
Genre : African American women
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Longarm 320 Longarm And The Texas Treasure Hunt

Author : Tabor Evans
ISBN : 1101165901
Genre : Fiction
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Longarm races to recover a cache of cash! Ten years ago, a group of bold robbers pulled off the biggest train heist ever when they stole a million dollars in old bills, marked to be taken out of circulation and burned. The loot was never found, and the culprits never caught. And when Custis Long is assigned to track down the treasure hidden somewhere in the Texas panhandle, he finds he’s not alone in his search. Now, with a fortune to be had, and the competition growing deadly, Longarm is going to have to draw fast and dig hard to collect the cash—before someone takes him out of circulation for good…
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Treasures From The Archives

Author : David A. Woodbury
ISBN : UOM:39015052977892
Genre : History
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The building blocks of Civil War armies -- regiments -- are universally short-shrifted in modern literature. This unique series provides readable, meticulously researched and footnoted articles by leading scholars in their field. Each volume, originally published as a periodical, contains in-depth well-documented essays on units, commanders, and issues of strategy and tactics, all supported by custom-drawn maps. Each 102+ page paperback book contains photos and illustrations, book reviews, and an index. Civil War Regiments ia an on-going, non-partisan Civil War series with deeply researched articles on all theaters of war. Includes previously unpublished diaries, memoirs, and letters from the holdings of the Museum of the Confederacy.
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Hidden Treasures

Author : Karen Hyde Weissman
ISBN : CORNELL:31924087550145
Genre : Boone County (W. Va.)
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Arts Decoration

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Genre : Art
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Treasures Of Pioneer History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118148316
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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Goldenseal

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ISBN : IND:30000117404602
Genre : Folk art
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Late Byzantine Rings 1204 1453

Author : Jeffrey Spier
ISBN : 3895009407
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Late Byzantine Rings, 1204-1453 is the first study of the rings of the final years of the Byzantine Empire, the period encompassing the Latin occupation of Constantinople (1204-1261) and the restored empire under the Palaiologan rulers until the fall of Byzantium to the Turks in 1453. The rings from this period are remarkable not only for their fine design but also for the variety of inscriptions they bear, including personal names and monograms, official titles, and epigrams composed by Byzantine poets. The book illustrates and discusses nearly fifty rings from the Palaiologan period, as well as some earlier Byzantine rings, contemporary Byzantine jewelry, and related material from Bulgaria, Serbia, and the West. Many of the rings are published here for the first time. The study begins with a review of the great diversity of rings that existed at the end of the twelfth century, just before the Latin Conquest, and suggests that in view of the occupation of both Constantinople and Thessalonica, the production of rings and jewelry in Byzantine style was disrupted. When the Byzantine workshops in Constantinople resumed after 1261, the rings took new forms, combining tradition Byzantine style with considerable Western influence apparent in the style of engraving and the occasional use of engraved gems. The material gathered in this study will be of importance to a variety of students of Byzantine and Medieval history, literature, art, and jewelry. The rings preserve a number of previously unrecorded personal names and titles that shed light on relations between the imperial court and the new landowning class that emerged in the late Byzantine period. Find sites and names also demonstrate a great degree of political and economic contact with neighboring Serbia and Bulgaria. Influence from the West (especially Venice) is apparent in the workmanship of the rings and their frequent use of heraldic devices in Western style. Verses engraved on some rings can be identified as works of both traditional and contemporary Byzantine poets. The surviving rings also demonstrate that fine quality jewelry was still being produced in the imperial court in Constantinople in the Palaiologan period.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The 12 Brides Of Summer Collection

Author : Mary Connealy
ISBN : 9781634090308
Genre : Fiction
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Meet 12 adventurous Victorian era women—a beekeeper who is afraid of bees, a music teacher whose dog has dug up a treasure, a baker who enters a faux courtship, and six more—along with the men they encounter while making summertime memories. Will these loves sown during summer be strengthened by faith and able to endure a lifetime?
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The Hollywood Reporter

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123008737
Genre : Motion pictures
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Idaho Yesterdays

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ISBN : WISC:89064404429
Genre : Idaho
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American Craft

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ISBN : UOM:39015027878894
Genre : Decorative arts
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Southern Folk Art

Author : Cynthia Elyce Rubin
ISBN : IND:39000005567131
Genre : Decorative arts
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This book contains sections on pottery, painting, sculpture, decorated furniture, textiles and more.
Category: Decorative arts