Amber and the ancient world

Causey, Faya

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  • Creator Faya Causey
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Los Angeles, Calif. : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2011.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (152 p. ) col. ill., col. maps
  • ISBNs 9781606060513, 1606060511


  • Based on introduction to online catalogue of ancient carved amber in the J. Paul Getty Museum.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 142-145) and index.


  • Jewelry : never just jewelry -- Amber magic? -- What is amber? -- Where is amber found? -- The properties of amber -- Ancient names for amber -- Color and other optical characteristics : ancient perception and reception -- Ancient literary sources on the origins of amber -- Amber and forgery -- The ancient transport of amber -- Literary sources on the use of amber -- Amber medicine, amber amulets -- Archeological evidence for the use of figured amber : three periods of abundance -- The working of amber : ancient evidence and modern analysis -- The production of ancient figured amber objects
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