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Jewellery: The Literary Evidence

Tziona Grossmark

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199216437.013.0021

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

Jewellery: The Literary Evidence

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This article examines the literary evidence available on jewellery from Jewish Roman antiquity. It defines jewellery as objects of personal adornment, and identifies the different categories in the study of jewellery. The first section looks at past scholarship on ancient jewellery, and then presents the literary evidence of jewellery in the Jewish sources during the late second temple period. It also discusses the literary evidence of jewellery in rabbinic literature.

Keywords: literary evidence; jewellery; Jewish Roman antiquity; personal adornment; Jewish sources; rabbinic literature

Article.  4409 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical History ; Historical Archaeology

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