Amber: Tears of the Gods

Clark, N.L. (2010) Amber: Tears of the Gods. Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781906716172

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In 2010, a unique exhibition of amber art and artefacts arrived in Glasgow, mostly coming from the famous Malbork Castle collection in Poland. Notable additions included the wellknown Gdańsk lizard from the Gdańsk Amber Museum, as well as a selection of insects trapped in amber and some historical artefacts from the collections of the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum. The aim of the exhibition was to bring together many different aspects of amber that would not normally be exhibited together in such a holistic way. Amber collected for its historic and prehistoric significance and those pieces collected for natural history reasons were displayed together to help us to understand amber in its entirety. This book draws on the exhibition for inspiration, looking at many aspects of amber from prehistory to natural history; at how people related to amber from the Stone Age, through the Middle Ages until the present day.

Item Type:Books
Keywords:Amber, history, natural history, insect, resin, eocene, Baltic, Teutonic, Poland, Gdansk, Malbork
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Dr Neil
Authors: Clark, N.L.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Q Science > QL Zoology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
D History General and Old World > DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
Q Science > QD Chemistry
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
R Medicine > RX Homeopathy
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QK Botany
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
College/School:University Services > Library and Collection Services > Museum and Art Gallery
Publisher:Dunedin Academic Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
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