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PIERRE ETERNELLE: DU NIL AU RHIN -- CARRIERES ET PREFABRICATION (Eternal Stone: From the Nile to the Rhine -- Quarries and Prefabrication). Marc Waelkens et al. Passage 44, Credit Communal, Brussels, 1990. 248 pp. with 481 ills. (76 col.). 30 x 21 cm. ISBN 2871931089 In French.
Documenting an exhibition of some 170 tools, reliefs, figurines, sculptures, urns and architectural elements dating from the Middle Paleolithic to the Antique period, this catalogue provides a comparative historical analysis of the quarrying and carving techniques and the types of stone used by Egyptian, Hittite, Assyrian, Greek, Persian and Roman artisans. Eleven scholarly essays illustrated with numerous photographs of quarry sites and artifacts present detailed discussions of specific materials and production methods employed throughout the regions and periods represented.
Indexing: Western, Ancient Mediterranean
Plans: 02,04,19
Worldwide Number: 023191
Paperbound $38.50    

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