toreutic


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to·reu·tics

 (tə-ro͞o′tĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The art of working metal or other materials by the use of embossing and chasing to form minute detailed reliefs.

[From Greek toreutikos, of metal work, from toreutos, worked in relief, from toreuein, to work in relief, from toreus, a boring tool; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

to·reu′tic adj.
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Finally, Margret Miller's "Luxury Toreutic in the Western Satrapies: Court-Inspired Gift-Exchange Diffusion" shows how recent studies of "luxury toreutic" may aid our understanding of the production and dissemination of metal ware vessels in the western Achaemenid Empire.