Magical Ancient Beads: From the Collection of Ulrich J. Beck

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I.B.Tauris, 1998 - Beads - 147 pages
Beads represent the oldest form of art. They were the first durable ornaments, coveted by mankind not only for their beauty, but also for their supposed magical and talismanic properties. Made of materials such as shell, bone, seed, wood, metal and glass beads, have been used as units of currency in many parts of the world. This work examines beads in Western and Central Asia from the Eastern Mediterranean to Mesopotamia, Iran and Afghanistan, many items dating from late-Roman to mid-Islamic times.
 

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Section 1
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Section 2
10
Section 3
14
Section 4
16
Section 5
42
Section 6
48
Section 7
56
Section 8
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Section 10
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Section 11
82
Section 12
92
Section 13
112
Section 14
115
Section 15
130
Section 16
138
Section 17
147

Section 9
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