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It is unfortunate that Friedenberg did not make use of Harper's major contribution on Sasanian glyptic art in this volume, but instead cites Joseph Upton's introductory chapter on the site and description of the clay sealings found there; unfortunately, Upton's categorization of seals, described in chapter 4 (p.
The evidence available in the various regions includes remains of actual vehicles or parts thereof, models of vehicles or wheels, and artistic representations in glyptic art, relief sculpture, painting (on ceramic vessels, or walls), and rock art.
These resemble neither the female images in two-dimensional narrative art nor the images of female deities and supernatural creatures known mainly from glyptic art. For Bahrani, these images of "historical individuals are indeed 'portraits' because they represent the person in an image" (p.
1-20) the author summarizes studies relating to the role played by glyptic art in economic administration.
One might have expected, for example, some connection to have been made between magic practices and shamanic-type journeys, for which we have evidence in Sasanian literature and epigraphy, but it is clear from this book that there is very little to support such an association in the glyptic art (pp.