- Cylinders of hard material engraved in intaglio upon the curved surface, used especially in ancient Mesopotamia to roll an identifying impression on wet clay.
- Words, texts, lettering, or symbols marked on a work, including texts, legends, documentation notes, or commemoration. For standardized symbols or notations on objects that convey official information, use "marks (symbols)."
- Refers to a period from about 2125 to 2025 BCE in Mesopotamia associated with the rules of Gudea of Lagash and the Third Dynasty of Ur. This style is charactersized by a combination of technical achievements developed in the previous Akkadian period, a revival of Early Dynastic traditions, and the establishment of artistic conventions.
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