First Impressions

Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East

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Author: Dominique Collon

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714111360

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In this survey, the author looks at the development and use of cylinder seals over 3000 years. She discusses the information that they provide on religion, design and aspects of daily life in the Near East for this period.

Near Eastern Seals

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Author: Dominique Collon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cylinder seals

Page: 64

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Near Eastern Seals

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Author: Dominique Collon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cylinder seals

Page: 64

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Engraved on Stone

Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals and Seal Inscriptions in the Old Babylonian Period

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Author: Rony Feingold

Publisher: Gorgias PressLlc

ISBN: 9781463201678

Category: History

Page: 302

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Cylinder seals were made from various minerals. They served an economic function, identifying the owner. In addition, they served as amulets. Seal cutters were skilled professionals. Seals which were recut because of change of ownership or abrasion can be identified.

Sasanian Seals and Sealings in the A. Saeedi Collection

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Author: Rika Gyselen

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042912687

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 407

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Most of the Sasanian seals published in this catalogue have been in the Saeedi family collection for several decades. The collection, however, has continued to grow since this publication was conceived, with more seals being added to it as the opportunity arose. The 131 seals included here are only a small part of the collection, and the sample applies to the clay sealings covered in this work. Where more than one sealing bears the same impression, we have contented ourselves with reproducing one well-preserved specimen, or, where necessary, two less well-preserved ones. This work, therefore, does not include all the sealings cited in my previous work on administrative seals. A concordance between those cited in that work and those published here is instead provided. Comprising as it does some 463 clay sealings, at least half of which bear the seals of administrative bodies or high-ranking dignitaries, this collection is the richest ever to have been published.

Warfare in the Ancient Near East to 1600 BC

Holy Warriors at the Dawn of History

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Author: William J. Hamblin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113452062X

Category: History

Page: 544

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The only book available that covers this subject, Warfare in the Ancient Near East is a groundbreaking and fascinating study of ancient near Eastern military history from the Neolithic era to the middle Bronze Ages. Drawing on an extensive range of textual, artistic and archaeological data, William J. Hamblin synthesizes current knowledge and offers a detailed analysis of the military technology, ideology and practices of Near Eastern warfare. Paying particular attention to the earliest known examples of holy war ideaology in Mesopotamia and Egypt, Hamblin focuses on: * recruitment and training of the infantry * the logistics and weaponry of warfare * the shift from stone to metal weapons * the role played by magic * narratives of combat and artistic representations of battle * the origins and development of the chariot as military transportation * fortifications and siegecraft *developments in naval warfare. Beautifully illustrated, including maps of the region, this book is essential for experts and non-specialists alike.

Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World

Case Studies from the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia

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Author: Sarah Jarmer Scott,Sarah Kielt Costello,Marta Ameri,Gregg Jamison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108168698

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Studies of seals and sealing practices have traditionally investigated aspects of social, political, economic, and ideological systems in ancient societies throughout the Old World. Previously, scholarship has focused on description and documentation, chronology and dynastic histories, administrative function, iconography, and style. More recent studies have emphasized context, production and use, and increasingly, identity, gender, and the social lives of seals, their users, and the artisans who produced them. Using several methodological and theoretical perspectives, this volume presents up-to-date research on seals that is comparative in scope and focus. The cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach advances our understanding of the significance of an important class of material culture of the ancient world. The volume will serve as an essential resource for scholars, students, and others interested in glyptic studies, seal production and use, and sealing practices in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Ancient South Asia and the Aegean during the 4th-2nd Millennia BCE.

King and Court in Ancient Persia 559 to 331 BCE

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Author: Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677119

Category: History

Page: 272

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This book explores the representation of Persian monarchy and the court of the Achaemenid Great Kings from the point of view of the ancient Iranians themselves and through the sometimes distorted prism of Classical authors.

Ancient Near Eastern Seals in a Danish Collection

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Author: Eva Møller

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788772890807

Category: Social Science

Page: 94

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Identification and classification of a private Danish collection of seals, which were acquired in Baghdad over a number of years more than 30 years ago. The collection covers a period extending from the late Ubaid to the Sasanian dynasty, c. 4000 BC -- 642 AD, and includes twenty-five cylinder seals from the Late Uruk period to Early Dynastic I, nine Early Dynastic II-III seals, eleven Akkadian and Post-Akkadian, six Neo-Sumerian, eight Old Babylonian, three seals of the second half of the second millennium BC, thirteen Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian stamp and cylinder seals, three seals of the second half of the first millennium BC, three bullae and a stamp seal of Seleucid date, thirty Sasanian stamp seals, and finally four fragmentary seals of uncertain date. The seals are listed in chronological order by period. The middle chronology has been used for dating.

Ancient Cities

The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome

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Author: Charles Gates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134676697

Category: History

Page: 464

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Well illustrated with nearly 300 line drawings, maps and photographs, Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from an archaeological perspective, and in their cultural and historical contexts. Covering a huge area geographically and chronologically, it brings to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered by archaeological excavations from the Mediterranean basin and south-west Asia Examining both pre-Classical and Classical periods, this is an excellent introductory textbook for students of classical studies and archaeology alike.

Archaeology, History and Culture in Palestine and the Near East

Essays in Memory of Albert E. Glock

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Author: Albert E. Glock,Tomis Kapitan

Publisher: Amer School of Oriental

ISBN: 9780788505843

Category: History

Page: 382

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Albert Glock, Director of Birzen University's Institute of Archaeology was among the first archaeologists to promote and foster research into the archaeological record of Palestinian Arabs. His life ended tragically in 1992, but his vision continues today as witnessed in this collection of essays. This volume commemorates Albert Glock's contribution to archaeology and education in Palestine and the Near East.

Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum

Stamp Seals III: Impressions of Stamp Seals on Cuneiform Tablets, Clay Bullae, and Jar Handles

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Author: Terence C. Mitchell,Ann Searight

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004156151

Category: History

Page: 314

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This volume publishes drawings of the impressions of stamp seals preserved on Babylonian and Assyrian cuneiform tablets, and other clay objects in the collections of The British Museum. The majority of these seals bears precise dates, ranging from the 9th to the 2nd centuries B.C.; represens the Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, Achaemenian and Hellenistic periods; and are set out in chronological order so that the changes in seal design can be clearly seen. Among the images from the Hellenistic period are representations of zodiacal signs.The volume also includes details of seal impressions on the handles of pottery jars from Palestine. Full bibliographical references to previous publications of the cuneiform texts are given, and the volume concludes with concordances and indices, including a pictorial index of all the seal images arranged typologically.