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First Impressions: Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East 7 editions

Cover of: First Impressions by Dominique Collon
About the Book

The Ancient Near East has a fascinating and unique source of pictorial information in the form of miniature reliefs produced by the impressions of cylinder seals. This is the most comprehensive introductory survey of cylinder seals yet published. The small cylinders, generally of stone and engraved with a design, were made from about 3300 to 300 BC and were rolled out on lumps of clay used for sealing goods and writing tablets, leaving an impression in relief. The designs on them are intricate and varied and are a major source of information for the art historian, the student of theology and the Biblical scholar. They are also a dating tool for the archaeologist and a source of aesthetic pleasure for collectors and all who study them. The author considers the history of their use and the evidence they provide for trade, technology, religion, architecture, farming, warfare and other central themes in the history of the Near East.

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7 editions First published in 1987

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1987, British Museum
First impressions
in English
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1987, British Museum Publications
First impressions
in English
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1988, University of Chicago Press, British Museum Publications
First impressions
in English
Cover of: First impressions
1988, University of Chicago Press
First impressions
in English
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1993, British Museum Publications
First impressions
in English - 1st paperback ed.
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January 1, 1994, University Of Chicago Press
First Impressions
in English
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August 30, 2006, British Museum Press
First Impressions
Paperback in English - New edition

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