Nagai Mathippu


The medieval craftsmen, the goldsmith worked on the two most valuable materials – gold and silver – and set them with rare stones and classical gems. To produced a wide variety of objects, from cups and chalices to rings, seals, and crowns. Such rich objects were often put to the service of God, and today it is in the treasuries of temples that we find much of the surviving material. Combining documentary, archaeological, and pictorial evidence, the author describes this book to explain the connection between goldsmiths and monasteries, describes the work of goldsmiths, and looks at their materials, methods, and finished work.

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