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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Descripción University Of Chicago Press, 1994. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110226113892