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Burnished Beauty. The Art of Stone in Early Southeast Asia Christopher J. Frape

Burnished Beauty. The Art of Stone in Early Southeast Asia

Christopher J. Frape

Published January 1st 2000
ISBN : 9789748304892
Paperback
162 pages
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Recent archaeological discoveries have demonstrated that beginning some 5000 years ago the early societies of Southeast Asia were the creators of a rich array of carved stone objects for ornament and ceremonial use. Drawn from fifteen private andMoreRecent archaeological discoveries have demonstrated that beginning some 5000 years ago the early societies of Southeast Asia were the creators of a rich array of carved stone objects for ornament and ceremonial use. Drawn from fifteen private and public collections, and including 167 outstanding examples, most never published before, these artifacts of the ancient peoples of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, the Phillipines, and aboriginal Taiwan are fully described and illustrated in color. The study is supported by six scholarly contributions on the current state of knowledge of the lithic arts of these early cultures and includes maps and a detailed bibliography relevant to the material presented.