The Aigina Treasure

    SKU: cmc22625

    £50.00 Members' price *


    The Aigina Treasure is a mysterious a group of Greek Bronze Age gold jewellery and other objects that arrived at the British Museum in 1891, and are believed to come from the island of Aigina.

    The many uncertainties about the Treasure include its place of origin; whether all the objects are from the same findspot; and whether it should be considered as a homogenous group.

    Through examination of stylistic elements and comparison with objects from other collections, the contributors to this volume variously argue for the Treasure's possible Minoan, Mycenaean, Near Eastern and Egyptian connections.

    Major discoveries in the field have been made since Reynold Higgins' 1979 publication on the Treasure, including the excavation of a warrior shaft grave in Aigina in 1981.

    The essays are complemented by a complete catalogue of the Treasure, which incorporates the results of an extensive technological examination and is accompanied by specially taken, beautiful colour photography.


    Product code: cmc22625
    Price category: £50 to £100
    ISBN: 9780714122625
    Number of pages: 136
    llustrations: 100 colour and 80 b/w
    Weight: 0.918kg
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