-----White cloth with gilt on front and spine, headband, no names, 336 page filled with full colour photos through-out, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. "This book reveals how in all ages and all cultures gold is the undisputed prince of metals, the only material capable of clearly expressing the ineffable, the absolute and the concept of incorruptibility, a concept seized upon by potentates the world over to illuminate their sacred power." Content contains: Preface / Intro by Gianni Guadalupi / The Pharaoh's Gold by Adela Oppenheim / Mycenae and the Golden Mask by Furio Durando / Jewels for the Beauteous Helen by Salvatore Ciro Nappo / Magic in Phoenician Gold by Maria Rosaria Visone / Golden Jewels from Hellas by Furio Durando / The Treasure of Philip II by Furio Durando / Scythian Gold from the Steppes by Paola D'Amore / Jewels for the Etruscan Aristocracy by Antonella Magagnini / Roman Jewelry by Salvatore Ciro Nappo / Barbaric Splendors by Bente Magnus / The Mirage of El Dorado by Giuseppe Mazzocchi / The Treasure of Sipan by Guiseppe Mazzocchi / The Treasure desired by Theodelinda by Roberto Conti / Venice and Byzantium in St. Mark's Treasure by Renato Polacco / A Sacred Crown for the Hungarian Royal Family by Renato Polacco / A Golden Eagle for Empress Gisela by Giovanna Baldissin Molli / Oviedo: Medieval Sacred Gold by Giuseppe Mazzocchi / Gems and Hardstone Vases of the Medicean Treasury by Mario Scalini / The Jewels of the Galleon Nuestra Senora De Las Maravillas by Giuseppe Mazzocchi / St. Peter's Basilica: A Treasure of Faith and Art by Msgr. Michele Basso / Charm and Luxury in the Gold of France by Piero Pazzi / The British Crown Jewels by Anna Keay / Vienna's Imperial Treasure by Bruce Lemsidor / Crowns and Jewels of Bavaria by Sabine Heym / The Kremlin's Diamonds by Gianfranco Giraudo / The Golden Tale of the Topkapi by Giuseppe Mazzocchi / Statues in Gold from Mysterious Thailand by Fiorella Rispoli / The Jewels of the Maharaja by Maria Ausilia Albanese / Cartier, the King of the Goldsmiths by Alessandra Quattordio / biographies / Bibliographies / photo credits. Heavy book. The scan you see is the book you buy Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Great Treasures: The Goldsmith's Art ...
Publisher: White Star Pub.
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
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