Finger Rings: From Ancient to Modern (Ashmolean Handbooks)

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Over 150 finger rings are illustrated in colour and their history and origins explained in this Ashmolean Handbook. The book is divided into two sections: Part One, 'Rings in the Ancient Mediterranean World', which illustrates the earliest rings from the Hittite empire, Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Crete and Cyprus, dating from the 2nd millennium BC to the 3rd and 4th century AD, and Part Two, 'The Middle Ages to Modern Times', which includes medieval, Renaissance and 17th-century signet rings, magical rings, love and marriage, memorial and Giardinetti, or decorative rings from the 18th century.

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The book divides into two sections Part One, 'Rings in the Ancient Mediterranean World' which illustrates the earliest rings from the Hittite empire, Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Crete and Cyprus, dating from the 2nd millennium BC to the 3rd and 4th century AD. Part Two, 'The Middle Ages to Modern Times' includes medieval, Renaissance and 17th century signet rings; magical rings, love and marriage, memorial and 'Giardinetti' or decorative rings from the 18th century.

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