Amber: Window to the Past
This is a comprehensive study of the various roles and uses of amber, in nature as well as art. The fossilized tree resin has not only inspired elaborate workmanship and long been used in jewelry and other decorative objects, but is also highly valued by natural scientists because it frequently encapsulates flora and fauna from other periods of evolution.
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It is a pleasure to thank the following individuals for their help, especially (at the
American Museum of Natural History) Denis Finnin ... The support of Dr. Anne
Poulet and Janis Staggs at the Museum of Fine Arts is deeply appreciated.
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 ...
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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