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the art of engraving on precious stones

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The first contains the author's extensive and detailed disquisition in six chapters on the significance of the closely stratified, strongly contextualized, glyptic finds at Dur-Katlimmu.
In chapters 3 and 4 the glyptic finds are analyzed on an area-by-area, room-by-room basis; the use of seals in the administration of commodities within private households is particularly noteworthy.
Indeed, so thoroughly had glyptics been absorbed into British life that it is astonishing to learn that not a single cameo or intaglio was exhibited at either 'The Age of Neo-Classicism' (London, 1972) or 'The Grand Tour: The Lure of Italy in the Eighteenth Century' (London, 1996).
17-21), is a general discussion of Sasanian glyptics, mainly the different motifs that were engraved on seal stones but also the physical characteristics of the seals themselves.
glyptics (Erica Ehrenberg, "The Rooster in Mesopotamia," in Leaving No Stones Unturned: Essays on the Ancient Near East and Egypt in Honor of Donald P.
Except for the lulav (sprouting branches or a palm frond) and ethrog (citron), unique symbols of Judaism that appear on a number of seals, glyptic imagery is shared by Jews with others.
In addition to the catalogues of seal collections that contain some of the seals included here, in his own catalogue of Jewish seals Friedenberg mentions the glyptic remains (both seals and clay sealings) found at Qasr-i Abu Nasr in southern Iran (again, see n.
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.
30:5; Judith A Lerner, "The Sacrifice of Isaac Revisited: Additional Observations on a Theme in Sasanian Glyptic Art," in Facts and Artefacts: Art in the Ancient World: Festschrift for Jens Kroger on his 65th Birthday, ed.
The Early Glyptic of Tell Brak: Cylinder Seals of Third Millennium Syria.
This book is not just a study of third-millennium cylinder seals and impressions from Tell Brak but also represents the first systematic analysis of the glyptic of Early Bronze Age Syria and northern Mesopotamia.
185-99) Matthews summarizes the results of the study within the wider framework of third-millennium Syrian civilization and discusses relations among glyptic styles, administration, and contemporary political and economic developments.
Matthews' analysis results in a much more diversified overall picture of Syrian glyptic and of its relations with the south than previously supposed.
The section about the Brak seals and impressions offers a full discussion of this unique corpus of glyptic material.
Matthews' study tackles a number of important issues, of which I mention only two: the synchronization of the regional sequences of northern Mesopotamia with the south, and the value of glyptic versus pottery for dating archaeological levels.