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Hardcover Ancient Ivory: Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire Book

ISBN: 0500051917

ISBN13: 9780500051917

Ancient Ivory: Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire

Elephant ivory is a tactile, beautiful, and workable material. It can be made into many different forms and is the strongest material in the animal kingdom. It has been highly prized from the Paleolithic to the present day, and the impact on elephants has been severe--indeed, the Syrian elephant was hunted to extinction. Long ago, during the early first millennium bce--"The Age of Ivory"--literally thousands of carved ivories found their way to...

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