THE MEANING OF COLOUR in ancient civilizations

This book conducts a research into the origin of the colour archetype, going back to ancient populations and their myths: different tints are used for magic and later essentially symbolic. Literary and historical sources revea l particular facts and beliefs, traditions and curious customs. Why did gold represent the incorruptibility of bodies? What did red incarnate? What kind of weird images did black evoke? Did green and blue have beneficial effects? Colours, also thanks to the richness of the books illustrations, reveales unexpected mysteries enclosed in our unconscious.
Tascabili Bompiani, Milano (pagg. 272)
Lia Luzzatto, Renata Pompas