Hammering Techniques in Greek and Roman Jewellery and Toreutics (Hardback)
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Short Description for Hammering Techniques in Greek and Roman Jewellery and Toreutics This reference work which brings together tools of ancient toreuts (matrices, punches) and actual finds of hammered metalwork offers new complex approaches to study a particular technique of Greek, Roman and relaterd toreutics and jewellery manufacture.
- Published: 15 October 2001
- Format: Hardback 620 pages
- ISBN 13: 9789004121508 ISBN 10: 9004121501
Full description for Hammering Techniques in Greek and Roman Jewellery and Toreutics
This work traces the development of hammering techniques in Greek, Roman and related jewellery and toreutics based on the analysis of ancient tools used for manufacture of hammered metalwork, primarily punches and matrices with figural designs, and actual finds of metalwork and jewellery. The book offers essays on metalworkers' tools from Mycenean Greece until the Late Roman Period. It includes chapters on different categories of hammered metalwork in the corresponding periods and Excursus about particular matrices or punches and hoards of toreutics. Bringing together the tools of metalworkers and actual objects manufactured with them opens new perspectives on chronological and cultural attribution of ancient jewellery and toreutics and illuminates the role of mass production and artistic creativity in ancient history.