Magical Gems from the Collection of Constantine Schmidt-Ciazynski and from other Polish Collections
Description: softcover with flaps, 134 pp. (23,7x17cm), photographs, drawings, limited edition.
Joachim Sliwa, Magical Gems from the Collection of Constantine Schmidt-Ciazynski and from other Polish Collections, Archeobooks, Krakow 2014
The book records 112 artefacts coming from the private collection of Constantine Schmidt-Ciazynski (1818-1889), a renowned art collector living in Paris and London, as well as magical gems coming from the National Museums in Warsaw, Poznan and Przemysl.
Introductory chapter gives deep background information about Constantine Schmidt-Ciazynski and the history of his collection. The gems in the Catalogue chapter are thoroughly described, classified and photographed; each entry is supported by bibliography notes.
Constantine Schmidt-Ciazynski and his collection
I. Objects with representations of Egyptian gods and motifs
II. Objects with representations of Sarapis
III. Objects with representations of Canopic jars
IV. Object with representation of a snake-legged god with a cock’s head
V. Objects with representations of Pantheos
VI. Objects with representations of Chnoubis
VII. Objects with representations of other Graeco-Roman deities and motifs
VIII. Objects with planets and Zodiacal signs
IX. Objects with representations of other animals
XI. Modern objects and imitations