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The Aigina Treasure

The Aigina Treasure
aegean Bronze Age jewellery and a mystery revisited

  • ISBN: 9780714122625
  • Editorial: The British Museum
  • Lugar de la edición: London. Reino Unido
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 31 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 127
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Since its arrival at the British Museum in 1891 the Aigina Treasure ã a group of Greek Bronze Age gold jewellery and other objects that is believed to come from the island of Aigina ã has been shrouded in mystery and speculation. The manyuncertainties about the Treasure include its place of origin; whether all the objects are from the same findspot; and whether it should be considered as a homogenous group. Through examination of stylistic elements and comparison with objects fromother collections, the contributors to this volume variously argue for the Treasure?s possible Minoan, Mycenaean, Near Eastern and Egyptian connections.The essays are complemented by a complete catalogue of the Treasure, which incorporates the results of an extensive technological examination and is accompanied by specially taken, beautiful colour photography.

With a technical report by Nigel Meeks.


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