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Bibil Identifier bibil:227619
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Jewelry from the Iron Age II Levant
Author Golani, Amir
Series Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis. Series Archaeologica (Volume: 34)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature -
Place -
Publishing house Academic Press
Place Fribourg
ISBN 978-3- 7278-1733-5
Publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Place Göttingen
ISBN 978-3-525-54384-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
313 Pages
height in cm 32
Genre Original
Abstract Jewelry has always had an irresistible allure yet in the past also had a significance and function within society that went far beyond ornamentation. Jewelry is an important, if often forgotten facet of material culture. Its study is inter-disciplinary, involving archaeology, anthropology, art history, historical/textual studies, and research of materials and manufacturing techniques. While the renowned jewelry from regions such as Egypt and Mesopotamia has been studied, that of the southern Levant has received only limited attention, yet research of its archaeological/contextual, technological and socio-cultural perspectives is illuminating.
The book is a final publication of the author‘s doctoral dissertation made available to the archaeological and academic community at large. It is geared to be a working tool for archaeologists dealing in this period and region and to scholars who study its arts and crafts. The book provides a handy typological structure for jewelry classification as well as a comprehensive andf useful catalogue for research in this and related fields. In addition, it illustrates the significance, meaning and functions of jewelry and the development of the jeweler‘s craft in the southern Levant during the first and second millennia BCE.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Lands of the Levant (in general) : Archaeology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Iron Age (1200-586) : Iron II (1000-586)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gold
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Craftsman/craft industry
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Pendant
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Amulet
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Precious Stones
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ring
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