Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1997. Hardcover. VG (Page margins are tanning lightly; otherwise clean.). Black cloth, gilt letters on spine, black & color illus. dust jacket, 320 pp., BW illus. A collection of 8 scholarly essays. "The creation, survival, and revival of the ancient craft of gem carving is the subject of this volume which contains essays by scholars from Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, and the United States, all discussing the history of engraved gems from ancient Greece through the nineteenth century. Engraved gems here signifies intaglios (in which the image is recessed, that is, cut below the surface of the stone) and cameos (where the design is in relief)." (introduction). (Inventory #: 155828)
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