Lapis Lazuli, Homer and the Buddha

Material and ideological exchange in West Asia (c.250 bce–200 ce)

Authored by: Rachel Mairs

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415841306
eBook ISBN: 9781315449005
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Timanthes engraved this starry lapis lazuli, a gold-speckled Persian semi-precious stone, for Demylus, as a gift for dark-haired Nikaia, from Kos, in return for a tender kiss.

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