- Cylinders of hard material engraved in intaglio upon the curved surface, used especially in ancient Mesopotamia to roll an identifying impression on wet clay.
- Refers to the Assyrian period and style aboout 1000 to 612 BCE. The reigns of individuals kings produced various styles most commonly seen in palace decoration, particularly in the form of reliefs. Generally, these reliefs exhibit a high degree of attention to detail, a narrative quality, and an attempt at realism not seen before in the art of the ancient Near East.
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