The Color Purple

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The article discusses the significance of the color purple, that coming from the murex shell, in the E. Mediterranean Bronze Age. Included are a brief resumé of the manufacture of purple dye, its history of use, and its coeval but quite different status and importance in both urban centers and peripheral areas in the period
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTankemönster En festskrift till Eva Rystedt
EditorsFanni Faegersten, Jenny Wallensten, Ida Östenberg
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Archaeology


  • purple dye
  • use of purple dye in peripheral areas in the Bronze Age E. Mediterranean
  • murex
  • the color purple
  • E. Mediterranean Bronze Age
  • manufacture of purple dye
  • use of purple dye in the Bronze Age E. Mediterranean


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