glyptic art


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Noun1.glyptic art - carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
anaglyph - anything carved in low relief
carving - a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
glyph - glyptic art in the form of a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief
glyptics, lithoglyptics - the art of engraving on precious stones
diaglyph, intaglio - glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo)
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If engraved on precious, semi-precious metals or moulds for coins or medals, they belong to the glyptic art.
It is unfortunate that Friedenberg did not make use of Harper's major contribution on Sasanian glyptic art in this volume, but instead cites Joseph Upton's introductory chapter on the site and description of the clay sealings found there; unfortunately, Upton's categorization of seals, described in chapter 4 (p.
However, the author does not seem to know that it was also owned by King Alfonso II of Naples (1385-1458), a newly discovered fact that places Alfonso in the succession of Renaissance collectors and connoisseurs who took great pride in owning one of the most coveted of ancient glyptic art objects.