Gordion Seals and Sealings
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Gordion Seals and Sealings
Individuals and Society

Elspeth Dusinberre

208 pages | 7 x 10 | 237 illus.
Cloth 2005 | ISBN 978-1-931707-82-4 | $59.95s | £39.00 | Add to cart
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

"An exemplary piece of scholarship which places the author at the forefront of ancient sigillography and sphragistics. . . . Of interest to anyone with a serious interest in the history of the city of 'the Knot' and 'the Golden Touch'"—Michael Vickers, Professor of Archaeology, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The original publication of the 114 seals and seal impressions excavated from Gordion in Turkey, this book is the first diachronic monograph on the ongoing excavations at Gordion and provides the first historical and archaeological overview of the entire site, with the most recent archaeological developments taken fully into account. The seals range in date from ca. 1800 BCE to 400 CE, from the Early Bronze Age through the Roman period, covering some of the most tumultuous and most interesting eras of Anatolian history.

Dusinberre offers insights into the individuals living at Gordion, as well as sweeping developments in societal constructs at the Phrygian capital. In addition to detailed information about the seals and 237 meticulous illustrations of all related artifacts, this study examines their excavated contexts and considers the seals in light of associated finds and architecture. Interested audiences include scholars of seal art, Anatolian archaeology, and Near Eastern archaeology, along with those interested in early Christian history, empire studies, the Roman provinces, and Greek archaeology.

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