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Curtis, John

« Jewellery and Personal ornaments », in . J. Curtis & N. Tallis, eds., Forgotten Empire. The world of Ancient Persia. London, The British Museum Press, 2005, pp. 132-149.

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1As the title of the paper suggests, here attention is given to Persian jewellery and ornaments along with techniques of manufacture; specifically for elements coming from the Oxus treasure (presented by Barbara Regine Armbruster). Elite jewellery is primarily focussed on. Typical during the Achaemenid period is the use of polychrome inlaid decoration for embellishing earrings, bracelets and torques and for which a variety of stones was used. Beads, pectorals and gold ornaments and plaques (bracteates) sewn on clothes were equally in vogue and all known via isolated finds (e.g. the Oxus treasure, the Susa coffin etc). All these forms of personal embellishment are illustrated through well-known pieces or on statues and reliefs. Interesting is the special attention given to the shaping of bracelets via the lost wax process and the additional works effectuated on these objects. This is followed by a catalogue of Achaemenid jewels; a significant amount of which comes from the so-called Oxus treasure.

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Aurélie Daems. Curtis, John, « « Jewellery and Personal ornaments », in . J. Curtis & N. Tallis, eds., Forgotten Empire. The world of Ancient Persia. London, The British Museum Press, 2005, pp. 132-149. », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 28 | 2007, document 76, mis en ligne le 18 septembre 2007, consulté le 11 décembre 2018. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/15532

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