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Greek Gold from Hellenistic Egypt


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Greek Gold from Hellenistic Egypt - Pfrommer, Michael
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In the Hellenistic period, the Greek world enjoyed great prosperity after Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian Empire made vast resources of gold available for the first time. The various royal courts of Alexander's successors, including the Ptolemies in Egypt, comprised a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury. The group of gold jewelry discussed here-including earrings, finger rings, bracelets, beads, and a hairnet-consists of seventeen spectacular pieces from the Getty Museum. The author takes us on a ...

Greek Gold from Hellenistic Egypt 2001, J. Paul Getty Trust Publications, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9780892366330

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