Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Mongol Jewelry

London and Copenhagen: Thames & Hudson and Rhodos International Science and Art Publishers, 1995. First American edition. Hardcover. Large quarto. 276pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over black cloth, with silver lettering on spine, and publisher's logo on front cover. This remarkable volume offers a wideranging study of the forms and styles of traditional Mongolian Jewelry, based on a thorough analysis of the outstanding collection belonging to the National Museum of Denmark. Featured in this book is a lavish display of 150 specially commissioned photographs that illustrate individual pieces in the collection. Offering a rare insight into the splendors and artistic refinement of the jewelry, Dr. Martha Boyer examines in depth the origin and transformation of motifs and ornamental styles, focusing in particular on the intricate and beautiful headdresses and hair ornaments for women. She also examines the jewelry from cultural, regional and historical perspectives, arguing that the silverwork shows influences not only from the surrounding countries of India, Tibet and China, but from the ancient traditions of Scythian art and the once famous metalwork of Central Asia. Minor shelf wear. Dust-jacket in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #37488

Price: $225.00

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