Back by popular demand, this is the newly revised edition of the definitive classic survey on cylinder seals in the Ancient Near East. The most comprehensive book on the subject to date, this essential text features an incredible 1000 highly-detailed illustrations, all highlighting the intricate nature and fascinating purpose of these remarkable tools of the past. The author looks at their use over 3,000 years and discusses the information they provide on religion, design and all aspects of daily life for the period in which they were created, from about 3300 to 300 BC.
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Dominique Collon recently retired as a curator at the British Museum and is a leading authority on cylinder seals, having published a number of scholarly studies on the subject. Her other books include Objects in Focus: The Queen of the Night (BMP 2005), Ancient Near Eastern Art, and Interpreting the Past: Near Eastern Seals.
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Book Description The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1987. Hardcover. Chocolate brown cloth, gilt letters on spine, tan and pictorial dust jacket, 208 pp., 966 BW illus. "The cylinder searl is closely linked with cuneiform writing on clay. As the name imples, the seal is a small cylinder made of stone and engraved with a design. When the cylinder is rolled on clay, it leaves a continuous impression of the design in reverse. Seals of various shapes, sizes, and styles were used in the Near East from about 3300 to 300 B.C. for sealing goods and clay writing tablets. . [This book] traces the history and development of the designs and styles of the seals over this three thousand year period, and gones on to consider the role of cylinder seals in society, describing their use by royalty and private individuals." (dj) Includes hundreds of illusrations. An uncommon book. VG- (Slightly aged overall, with former owner name and year on first page; dj is tanned on flaps and interior; page margins are tanning lightly; text and illus. are clear.). Bookseller Inventory # 156067
Book Description Univ of Chicago Pr (Tx), 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0226113884
Book Description Univ of Chicago Pr (Tx), 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020226113884
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