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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The manner in which numismatic material, sculpture and other forms of glyptic art were combined emphasizes what Finbarr Barry Flood refers to as the inherent "mobility of premodern subject and objects".
If engraved on precious, semi-precious metals or moulds for coins or medals, they belong to the glyptic art.
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.