An Illustrated Dictionary of Art and Archaeology by J W MOLLETT

By J W MOLLETT

The Illustrated Dictionary of artwork and Archaeology includes definitions of millions of phrases and greater than seven hundred illustrations dedicated to a wide base of material less than the commonly- inclusive heading of paintings and Archaeology. integrated during this definitive paintings are phrases utilized in structure and in such comparable topics as pottery, dress, furnishings, armor, heraldry, weaving, decoration, jewellery, song, and ecclesiastical ritual. Needlework, ivories, goldsmithery, and pigments also are widely handled, as are Greek, Roman, and Christian antiquities. the entire compilations that went into the complete paintings have been drawn from top specialists in all of the distinct topic branches.

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