By John Boardman
A wide and accomplished account of gem engraving from the Early Bronze Age via to the Hellenistic interval. This new accelerated variation has been re-issued thirty years after its first booklet and contains an Epilogue, 1970-2000, taking account of 3 a long time of analysis, an extra pick out bibliography and extra illustrations. John Boardman discusses the background of engraving, the subject material, fabrics and strategies and their dating with different creative media followed via black and white drawings, photos of gem impressions and color pictures of a few of the originals.
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