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Seals on the Persepolis Fortification Tablets: Images of Heroic Encounter
     

Seals on the Persepolis Fortification Tablets: Images of Heroic Encounter

by Mark B. Garrison, Margaret Cool Root, Steve E. Oualline
 

This is the first volume (text and plates) of the analytically legible seals (ca. 1,162) retrieved through many thousands of full or partial impressions preserved on the 2,087 Elamite administrative tablets recovered during the 1930s excavations at Persepolis, Iran, and published by Richard T Hallock (OIP 92) in 1969. The tablets are dated by date formulae in the

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This is the first volume (text and plates) of the analytically legible seals (ca. 1,162) retrieved through many thousands of full or partial impressions preserved on the 2,087 Elamite administrative tablets recovered during the 1930s excavations at Persepolis, Iran, and published by Richard T Hallock (OIP 92) in 1969. The tablets are dated by date formulae in the texts to the years 509-494 BC in the reign of Darius the Great. Volume I introduces the archive and documents the 312 seals of heroic encounter (retrieved via 1,970 impressions) with high quality composite drawings and a separate volume of 291 halftone and line plate illustrations presented at a scale of 2:1. Entries provide commentary on administrative, social, stylistic, and iconographical features of the seals as well as systematic analysis of seal application patterns. The thirty-four seal inscriptions are presented by Charles E Jones. Twelve appendices synthesize formal and iconographical data and integrate the seals with their associated texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885923127
Publisher:
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Series
Pages:
562
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 12.04(h) x 2.54(d)

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