Ancient seals of the Near East / by Richard A. Martin, Curator of Near Eastern Archaeology [book]

Richard A. Martin
1940 unpublished
The cylinder seal is the major contribution of Mesopotamia to glyptic art. Cylinders originated during the Uruk period in the fourth millennium B.C., and were used for more than three thousand years by the peoples of the Near East. Cylinder seals are engraved in intaglio on the curved surface. Both before and after the invention of writing, they were utilized for many types of sealing purposes.
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