Glyptics
Glyptics Glyp"tics, n. [Cf. F. glyptique. See {Glyph}.] The art of engraving on precious stones. [1913 Webster]

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  • glyptics — [glip′tiks] n. [< GLYPTIC] the art of carving or engraving designs on gems, etc …   English World dictionary

  • glyptics — /glip tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) glyptography (def. 2). [1810 20; see GLYPTIC, ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • glyptics — n. art of engraving on gems, glyptography, process of carving on gemstones …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glyptics —    or glyptography    The craft of carving on stones, especially on precious stones, and includes many cameos, intaglios, and seals …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • glyptics — noun the art of engraving on precious stones • Syn: ↑lithoglyptics • Hypernyms: ↑glyptic art, ↑glyptography * * * /glip tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) glyptography (def. 2). [1810 20; see …   Useful english dictionary

  • GLYPTICS (GLITTICA) —    See GEMSTONES, INCISED …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • lithoglyptics — noun the art of engraving on precious stones • Syn: ↑glyptics • Hypernyms: ↑glyptic art, ↑glyptography * * * ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun plural but usually singular in construction Etymology: lith + glyptics, plural of glyptic ( …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Gabriel Barkay — is a professor of Biblical archaeology at Bar Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His academic areas of interest include the archaeology of Jerusalem, burials and burial customs, art, epigraphy, and glyptics in the Iron Age.… …   Wikipedia

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