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Language Of Adornment

Chinese Ornaments of Jade, Crystal, Amber and Glass from the Neolithic Period to the Qing Dynasty
by Filippo Salviati
Myrna Myers

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Pub Date: 2003
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Pages: 152 pp.
Size: 8.25 x 11.50 inches

ISBN: 9782951883604
TB Code: 1809130
Availability: 200 in stock

From the very earliest manifestations of civilization in China in the late Neolithic period, a strictly organized political and social hierarchy was in place. Within such a society, the position of individuals was defined through social codes and regulations, both written and unwritten. Chinese civilization thus provides an excellent opportunity to examine how personal ornaments functioned as symbols that identified social and cultural status through the materials used and the decorative motifs chosen. The decoration is, in fact, a language to be seen, read, and interpreted.