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The Lewis Collection of Gems and Rings in the Possession of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

The Lewis Collection of Gems and Rings in the Possession of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
With an Introductory Essay on Ancient Gems

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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108016100

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  • Containing an introductory essay on ancient gems, J. H. Middleton's work of 1892 catalogues the extensive and fascinating collection of engraved gems at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Middleton, who was a Professor of Fine Art and Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, describes how the collection was acquired by the Reverend S. S. Lewis on his frequent visits to Italy, Greece and more distant Oriental countries. The catalogue demonstrates that the gems are more remarkable for their interesting subjects than for any exceptional beauty as works of art. The reader is shown how the gems represent important works of Greek sculpture, present examples of the work of Italian Renaissance artists, and illustrate myths and rituals of ancient times. The book will be of interest to students of glyptic art, and anyone interested in classical learning, the development of Christianity and the Renaissance of classical art.

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108016100
    • length: 98 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 6 mm
    • weight: 0.16kg
    • contains: 25 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    Introductory essay
    List of works on ancient gems
    Abstract of the catalogue
    Descriptive catalogue of the Lewis collection
    Class A. Gems fixed for transmitted light
    Class B. Gems of the Roman period
    Class C. Gnostic gems and Grylli
    Class D. Oriental gems
    Class E. Christian gems
    Class F. Paste gems
    Class G. Cameos
    Class H. Modern gems
    Class J. Antique rings.

  • Author

    J. Henry Middleton

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