Adornos personales, tales como broches, horquillas,. hebillas, y placas de uso decorado con incrustaciones de piedras preciosas y de color turquesa, dan testimonio de las finas habilidades y técnicas de la orfebrería, realizados en la antigua Bactria.
"This volume describes the discoveries of the AfghanSoviet Archaeological Expedition which in 1978-79 conducted excavations of the ancient burials (100 B.C.-A.D. 100) near the town of Shibargan in Northern Afghanistan.
Some 20,000 gold objects have been found, the bulk of which consists of multitudinous plates and pendants sewn onto the c\oth. Personal ornaments such as brooches, hairpins, buckles, and sheath plaques, usuaIly decorated with precious stones and turquoise inlays, attest to the fine skills and techniques of metalworking achieved in ancient Bactria.
The author of the book is Victor Sarianidi, Doctor of History, Co-Director of the Afghan-Soviet Expedition.
166 colour plates and 260 black-and-white illustrations "