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Title: The Ancient Near Eastern Glyptic Collections of the Royal Museums of Art and History Reconsidered
Authors: Hameeuw, Hendrik ×
Boschloos, Vanessa
Devillers, Anne
Gubel, Eric
Cynthia, JeanCynthia
Van Goethem, Laurence
Van Overmeire, Sam
Overlaet, Bruno #
Issue Date: 2014
Series Title: Bulletin van de Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis vol:83 pages:23-43
Abstract: The Royal Museums of Art and History of Brussels (RMAH) boast a rich and world-renowned collection of glyptic material from the Ancient Near East. The collection consists of stamp and cylinder seals, seal impressions and sealings, originating from a broad range of cultures and dating from the beginning of their production down to the Roman period. They illustrate the entire historical development of a type of object that provides unique insights into the economic, cultural, enviromental and political history of a vast region. Over the years, many of these seals, seal impressions and sealings have been studied and published, but a comprehensive revision of the entire corpus imposed itself since long date. This contribution presents the first results of this scientific and museological exercise.
ISSN: 0776-1414
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Near Eastern Studies, Leuven
× corresponding author
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