University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Manuel Keene

The Lapidary Arts in Islam

An Underappreciated Tradition

By: Manuel Keene

Islamic Gemstones and Gemology One can hardly think of jewelry without thinking of gemstones so strongly asso¬≠ciated are they, both from the intrinsic and the historical point of view. Indeed, the use of ornamental stones for jewelry is far older than the use of metal. And one must assume that the lapidary industry as such […]