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Artful Adornments: Jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Author: Yvonne J. Markowitz.

Artful Adornments: Jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Author: Yvonne J. Markowitz.

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Item #: D23618
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: MFA
ISBN: 9780878467686
Jewelry can be traced back to the earliest civilizations, and often provides clues to the cultures that created it. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston holds one of the finest collections in the world, with magical jewels, emblems of wealth and power, tokens of affection, adornment as dress, and interpretations of avant-garde art movements. This beautifully photographed album showcases more ... More
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Jewelry can be traced back to the earliest civilizations, and often provides clues to the cultures that created it. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston holds one of the finest collections in the world, with magical jewels, emblems of wealth and power, tokens of affection, adornment as dress, and interpretations of avant-garde art movements. This beautifully photographed album showcases more than 100 exquisite works in some 200 illustrations, including a rock crystal and gold amulet found in the tomb of an ancient Egyptian queen, an emerald and diamond brooch once owned by Merriweather Post, and a kinetic necklace influenced by the mobiles of Alexander Calder.

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