Traditional Jewelry of India, Oppi Untracht, Thames & Hudson, 2008, SC, VG.

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Untracht, Oppi. London, Thames & Hudson, 2008. 
English, Very Good, SC, 4to, 11 1/4" x 9 1/4", 430 pp.
ISBN: 9780500287491

Gold and pink pictorial gatefold softcover, featuring a 19th century gold necklace set with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, with pearls to front, four full-color images of women in Indian jewelry to back, white lettering to front, back, and spine, white and black lettering to interior flaps, minor cocking to spine, some wear to edges and scuffs to front, light soiling to last page, otherwise, sharp tips, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. [11] 430 pp., 650 black-and-white images, 220 full-color, Preface, essay "Introducing Traditional Indian Jewelry," seven sections: "Origins: Early Ornament," "Formulating the Indian Jewelry Tradition," "Indian Jewelry Typology: From Head to Toe," "Gold and Silver: Makers' Means, Users' Obsession," "Gemstones," "The Mughal Jewelry Tradition," "Euro-Indian and Indo-European Jewelry: A Cross-Cultural Exchange," Epilogue, essay "Traditional Indian Jewelers' Tools and Materials: Vernacular Terms," Selected Bibliography, and Index. From interior flap: "The result of more than thirty-five years of research into every conceivable aspect of the subject, this survey is the first comprehensive presentation of one of the greatest of all the world's jewelry traditions."

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