THE ROMANCE OF SEALS AND ENGRAVED GEMS by Beth Benton Sutherland

THE ROMANCE OF SEALS AND ENGRAVED GEMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Of particular artistic/archaeological interest. Mrs. Sutherland is one of the few current practitioners of glyphic art. She describes her apprenticeship, the tools of her craft and then takes us through a gem-filled history. From the known origin of engraving- the Sumerian culture in the 4th millennium B.C., man put his mark in stone and was conversely marked by it. The art developed with the discovery of new tools and processes until the ultimate stone- the diamond-found itself with a new face. Mrs. Sutherland uses a cameo clarity and a craftsman's love to communicate the fascination of her art.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1965
Publisher: Macmillan