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C. W. King

Excerpt from Antique Gems and Rings, Vol. 2: Illustrations Aztec Lapidary Skill - A very common ornament in the Ometepec (nicaragua) graves is a string of beads, sometimes of chalcedony, and sometimes of lava. The piercing of the latter is wonderful. Many of the beads are an inch in length, ringed all over, and pierced with a hole as fine as ordinary thread. The whole head is no thicker than twine, and most brittle. Had we not seen such wonders before, we never could have deemed such fine work possible without tools of metal. The chalcedony beads are very much larger; they are handsomely rounded and polished, and the hole is carefully bored. Ten to fifteen formed a necklace or bracelet, from which we may conclude, either that they were only worn by children, or else that feathers or other perishable ornaments were interspersed. (boyle's Ride Across a Continent, ii. Aztec Sculpture, executed without metal tools - Boyle found upon Mount Mombacho, near Grenada, many monumental portrait statues, life-size, executed with great fidelity to nature, and carved out of basalt, a material which, even in the ancient world, was only attempted by the Egyptians. He figures specimens which perfectly bear out his description and praise in his Ride Across a Continent, ii. P. 43. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

download ebook antique gems and rings, vol. 2 pdf epub

C. W. King

Excerpt from Antique Gems and Rings, Vol. 2: Illustrations Aztec Lapidary Skill - A very common ornament in the Ometepec (nicaragua) graves is a string of beads, sometimes of chalcedony, and sometimes of lava. The piercing of the latter is wonderful. Many of the beads are an inch in length, ringed all over, and pierced with a hole as fine as ordinary thread. The whole head is no thicker than twine, and most brittle. Had we not seen such wonders before, we never could have deemed such fine work possible without tools of metal. The chalcedony beads are very much larger; they are handsomely rounded and polished, and the hole is carefully bored. Ten to fifteen formed a necklace or bracelet, from which we may conclude, either that they were only worn by children, or else that feathers or other perishable ornaments were interspersed. (boyle's Ride Across a Continent, ii. Aztec Sculpture, executed without metal tools - Boyle found upon Mount Mombacho, near Grenada, many monumental portrait statues, life-size, executed with great fidelity to nature, and carved out of basalt, a material which, even in the ancient world, was only attempted by the Egyptians. He figures specimens which perfectly bear out his description and praise in his Ride Across a Continent, ii. P. 43. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Herbert P. Whitlock

This rare book contains a brief introduction to gemmology, specifically detailing the appeal of colour and rarity of certain minerals to primitive as well as modern man, and outlining their uses as charms, symbols, and for personal adornment. Complete with a plethora of detailed photographs, this text is the perfect introduction to the study of decorative gems and constitutes a great addition to any collection of antiquarian gemmological literature. Topics covered herein include the history, composition, uses, popularity, and basic taxonomy of precious stones throughout history. This book has been elected for modern republication because of its educational value, and is proudly republished here complete with a new introduction to the topic.