The Thing of Mine I Have Loved Best: Meaningful Jewels
This book features precious wearable objects that had particular meaning including an Anglo-Saxon glass pendant, a Spanish “magic belt,” a Mexican lantern pendant (once adorned with New World feathers), and an Imperial Memento Mori Skull.
The book is organised in six sections (such as “Ways and Means of Prayer,” “Hidden and Revealed,” “Kissed and Touched”) that creatively explore the complex meanings these objects held for their owners.
This scholarly catalogue that authenticates, describes and situates each object. Together the essays, entries, and catalogue create a context that helps us see this jewellery in a new way and adds new research that establishes the historical and artistic importance of a relatively little-studied group of “meaningful jewels.”
- Author: Cynthia Hahn
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Date published: April 2018
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0997184266
- Product Dimensions: 33.1 x 23.0 cm