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Ivory Carving
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I. From the Beginnings to the Hellenistic Period – II. Roman Antiquity, Late Antiquity, Byzantium – III. Western Middle Ages to the Gothic – IV. Baroque to the Modern Era

I. From the Beginnings to the Hellenistic Period

Ivory carving is attested in Egypt from the 5th millennium bce, whence it reached the Levant by the end of the Chalcolithic. Tusks from African and A…

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Uehlinger, Christoph, Bühl, Gudrun, Kahsnitz, Rainer and Haag, Sabine, “Ivory Carving”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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