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Title: Nabataean Jewellery and Accessories
Author(s): ALMASRI, Eyad , ALAWNEH, Firas , BALA'AWI, Fadi
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 49    Date: 2012   
Pages: 150-175
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.49.0.2165723

Abstract :
In ancient times, jewellery and accessories were considered one of the most important features of civilized societies. In addition to its aesthetic purpose, it used to reflect the high status of deities and humans; an amulet as part of a personal ornament was considered to give its wearer magical means, powers and protection. Due to the lack of written information about Nabataean jewellery and accessories, the purpose of this research is to fill the gap in information about jewellery and its role in Nabataean society. The research uses archaeological findings to gain a better understanding of the kinds, shapes and material of Nabataean jewellery and accessories and its function and symbolism in Nabataean society.

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