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Chronology Map Introduction Historical outline Section I: Gold, gold deposits and gold mining in ancient Nubia and Egypt Gold-working tools, techniques and technology Jewelry materials and manufacture Status and symbolism in jewelry and ornaments Section II: Frontier Finery: Costume and Culture along the Egyptian border Sacrifice and splendor in the Kingdom of Kerma The Hidden Riches of Napata Meroe and the Ferlini Treasure The X-Group: A trove of riches from a Lost Kingdom Glossary Bibliography

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The sumptuousness and grandeur of Nubian gold jewelry analyzed and illustrated for the first time

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Peter Lacovara is senior curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University. He is co-editor of Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile (AUC Press, 2012).Yvonne J. Markowitz is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her most recent books include Artful Adornments: Jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Jewels of Ancient Nubia (with Denise Doxey).


This beautifully-illustrated volume documents the wide variety of fine items of personal adornment produced in Nubia ... This comprehensive, full-colour volume will prove valuable for those new to the subject, particularly students, due to the inclusion of relevant contextual material including maps and a chronological table that sets the timelines of Lower and Upper Nubia against that of ancient Egypt. * Ancient Egypt *

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