Expedition Volume 23, Number 4 Summer 1981

Expedition Volume 23, Number 4 Summer 1981Special Issue: The Ancient Craft and Art of the Lapidary
Cover: Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kennedy Fund, 1915. Necklace of gold, diamonds, rubies, and imitation emeralds and pearls from Northern India, XVIII-XIX century AD, diameter of central pendant exclusive of drops, 1 3/4 inches.

Features
The Ancient Craft and Art of the Lapidary--Introduction
Leonard Gorelick

Lapidaries in the Ur III Period--Written Sources Concerning Stoneworkers (ca. 2000 B.C.)
Darlene Loding

Close Work Without Magnifying Lenses?--Discussion of Suggestions from Readers of Expedition
Leonard Gorelick and A. John Gwinnett

The Origin and Development of the Ancient Near Eastern Cylinder Seal--A Hypothetical Reconstruction
Leonard Gorelick and A. John Gwinnett

Creating a Sealstone--A Study of Seals in the Greek Late Bronze Age
John G. Younger

Cambay Beadmaking--An Ancient Craft in Modern India
Gregory L. Possehl

Departments
Chester Gorman

Carleton S. Coon

University Museum Announcements

Index to Volume 23

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