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The Craft of Ivory
Sources, Techniques, and Uses in the Mediterranean World: A.D. 200–1400
Anthony Cutler

From the Preface: “Dumbarton Oaks possesses a small but first-rate collection of ivories carved in the Mediterranean area between the second and fifteenth centuries of our era. . . . The aim of this booklet is . . . to examine the nature of ivory and to consider it as both a substance displaying certain consistent characteristics and as a material of varying availability treated by craftsmen in various and peculiar ways.”