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Five Centuries of Scent and Elegant Flacons

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ISBN-10: 3925369821

ISBN-13: 9783925369827

Edition: N/A

Authors: D. C. Meininghaus Habrich

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A cultural history of aromatic natural substances - from unguents for anointment in ancient religious cults to modern aromatherapy - which have been used since the Middle Ages for medical treatment, cosmetics and personal hygiene. Since these substances and pharmaceutical products are, without exception, costly spices, salts, resins, balsalms and oils, the tiny receptacles which held them were beautifully worked. Mini-medicine chests, they were essential possessions of the upper-classes, and, as status sybols, were in demand as fashion acessories and elegant presents. The book surveys nearly 300 of these beautifully worked pieces. Previously unpublished, they are from private collections.…    
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Publisher: Arnoldsche Art Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 156
Size: 9.25" wide x 12.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English