Seller: ancientgifts (4,686) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122268976562 Ancient Egyptian Jewelry by Carol Andrews. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover. Publisher: Abrams (1991). Pages: 208 pages. The spectacular jewels of ancient Egypt, long buried in desert tombs, are revealed in all their exotic beauty in this superb survey. Spanning more than 3,000 years, Ancient Egyptian Jewelry features nearly 200 magnificent objects and explores the surprisingly sophisticated techniques used to fashion jewelry from gold, silver, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and other precious and semi-precious stones. The superb reproductions include not only actual jewelry but also wall paintings, sarcophagi, statues, and reliefs that depict ancient Egyptians wearing their treasures. CONDITION: NEW. New very large (11x9 inches) hardcover w/dustjacket. Abrams (1991) 208 pages. Unblemished and pristine in every respect. Pages are clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE DESCRIPTIONS AND IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILED REVIEWS AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEWS: REVIEW: The spectacular jewels of ancient Egypt, long buried in desert tombs, are revealed in all their exotic beauty in this superb survey. Spanning more than 3,000 years, Ancient Egyptian Jewelry features nearly 200 magnificent objects. REVIEW: Carol Andrews has long been a member of the Department of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum. She is author of "The Rosetta Stone" and "Catalogue of Egyptian Jewelry" in the British Museum. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: This gorgeous book is immensely satisfying in every respect. The nearly 200 photographs, almost all in color, are beautiful, inspiring, and rich with detail. The text is fascinating, leading you through the history of Egyptian jewelry making, wearing, and symbolism from 4000 BC to 200 AD. Much of what you'll see and read will startle you with its amazing modernity. REVIEW: Thanks to Carole Andrews, a curator of Egyptian antiquities at the British Museum, ancient pharaonic jewelry is no longer under wraps. This book covers everything from jeweler's tools to funerary baubles. [Elle Magazine] REVIEW: Readable and comprehensive, enhanced by excellent illustrations. Andrews is both informative and insightful, doing justice to a subject that is perhaps he most fascinating in the ancient world. [Ornament Magazine] REVIEW: Andrews describ4es expertly yet succinctly. This volume is heavily illustrated with good maps and a chronological chart. [Choice Magazine] READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: I read this book as a sourcebook, specifically for a novel I wrote, in which one of the main characters gives away most of his jewelry, including one piece of pure silver that is nearly priceless. So, what the heck did they wear? This book gives answers and illustrations. A good example of what this book supplies is the photograph of an armlet designed to be worn on the upper arm. Those pieces had a flat extension of gold (or whatever metal) extending up toward the armpit, which helped to anchor the piece. Since most of us nowadays don't wear such pieces, it's good to know, and I was able to describe it. Sourcebooks like this one are very valuable for research, since they satisfy the need for verbal information and for visual information. This book makes a splendid coffee table book, too, and the author's style is engaging and interesting. REVIEW: I would encourage anyone to seek out a copy of this book, it is well worth a few extra dollars considering it's out of print. The photos are exceptionally rich in color and detail, all fully labeled with dates and names. As someone looking to recreate jewelry in the style of ancient Egypt, this book has been my top resource on so many levels. It lists the multitude of stones and minerals used by ancient Egyptian craftsmen, along with the tools and techniques they practiced. The contents and sections are very well organized and easy to follow, and it includes a complete index for quick reference. This book is a treasure all its own! REVIEW: I happened upon this book while visiting the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and it is well worth every penny. Copious full color photographs illustrate the many types of jewelry worn by the Ancient Egyptians, both in life and as funerary pieces. Manufacturing techniques are also discussed somewhat, and the Egyptian names for items are also provided. This superb reference is not only a great replacement for the out-of-print "Jewels of the Pharaohs" by Cyril Aldred, it surpasses this earlier work by providing much more detail and information. REVIEW: I recall seeing this “Ancient Egyptian Jewelry” book in our library (I work in a museum). I coveted it for years but simply couldn’t find it. It’s an old book, but hey, its about ancient Egyptian jewelry (3000 BCE)! The images are good reproductions, quite large and easily read; the pieces themselves are just superb. You can but wonder at the truly incredible ability of the artisans who created these works. The book itself has adequate information, and the paper and style of the book are fine. REVIEW: I have met the author personally when taking a class through a Stanford University graduate program and was impressed with her background and extensive knowledge of Egyptology and jewelry. As a gemologist and lifelong student of Egyptology, I could recommend this book on its contents alone, but the author, herself, is extraordinary. REVIEW: The book was beautiful and information. Exactly as I expected. Has lovely pictures of Egyptian jewelry and abundant information about the process the ancient Egyptians used in making their famous jewelry. REVIEW: This is a beautiful book. The pictures and stories of the jewelry are fascinating. It is a great resource for the craftsperson interested in Egyptian styles or for anyone interested in Ancient Egypt or creative jewelry design. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site) and free insurance coverage. A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. 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If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." 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