Studies in the History of Art, Volume 54: Engraved Gems

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Carved gems have played an important role in the transmission of images since ancient times. The creation, survival, and revival of the craft, from Greece to nineteenth-century Russia, are discussed in this study, which crosses geographical and chronological boundaries. Engraved Gems: Survivals and Revivals gives attention to the role of collectors, scholars, and artists who used gems both as a tool for understanding the past and as a source for artistic inspiration.

This is a publication by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), the Gallery's research institute.

Carved gems have played an important role in the transmission of images since ancient times. The creation, survival, and revival of the craft, from Greece to nineteenth-century Russia, are discussed in this study, which crosses geographical and chronological boundaries. Engraved Gems: Survivals and Revivals gives attention to the role of collectors, scholars, and artists who used gems both as a tool for understanding the past and as a source for artistic inspiration.

  • Hardcover
  • 9 x 11 inches
  • 320 Pages, 9 color and 322 black and white illustrations
  • Published: 1997