Amber: window to the past
Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, in association with the American Museum of Natural History, 1996 - Antiques & Collectibles - 216 pages
The unique properties of amber (fossilized tree resin) have long intrigued people and never more so than now. Derived from an exhibition mounted by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, this book explores thoroughly the various aspects of this semiprecious substance. The 230 amazing varied photographs and drawings, 115 in color and many never before published, illuminate the roles of amber in both nature and art.
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Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bequest of William Arnold Buffum,
02.201 The base was carved from a single piece of amber, the top two-thirds
opaque; the cap was made from a separate piece of bastard amber; the collars
are of ...
The Natural History Museum, London Amber jewelry with insect inclusions was
rare in Victorian England, where ... Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna;
Skokloster, near Stockholm; Tsarskoye Selo, Russia; and the Museum of Fine
American Museum of Natural History (Anthropology). Drummond Collection, 70.3
. 1907 A Both ... and figurative carvings. The Museum of Fine Arts collection
includes an eighteenth-century Qing dynasty carving of peaches (most likely
made of ...
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This beautifully illustrated book will be popular among naturalists and artists alike. Grimaldi, chair of the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Entomology, has skillfully combined the ... Read full review
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Preface and Acknowledgments
Deposits of the World
Frozen in the Act
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