Magical signs: An extraordinary phenomenon or just business as usual? Analysing decoration patterns of magical gems

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Magical signs: An extraordinary phenomenon or just business as usual? Analysing decoration patterns of magical gems (1) International Conference: Magical Gems in Contexts. Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, 16-18 February 2012. Abstract The presented results are based on a statistical analysis of 1075 magical gems being dated between the 1st century BCE and the 6th century CE, deriving from various […]

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Magical signs on gems

I´m working with the magical gems from the Budapest and the British Museum Collection again. Examined 71 so far, doesn´t sound much, but it´s lots of work to cut out every single sign of the photographies, photoshop it, make a drawing, assign it to the existing typology or give it a new codification and then include it into the catalogue. […]

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