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Seals on the Persepolis Fortification Tablets Volume I (Part I & II) - Images of Heroic Encounters by Garrison, M. B. & Cool Root, M.
Seals on the Persepolis Fortification Tablets Volume I (Part I & II) - Images of Heroic Encounters by Garrison, M. B. & Cool Root, M.
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Seals on the Persepolis Fortification Tablets Volume I (Part I & II) - Images of Heroic Encounters by Garrison, M. B. & Cool Root, M.

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Seals on the Persepolis Fortification Tablets Volume I - Images of Heroic Encounters by Mark B. Garrison and Margaret Cool Root with Seal Inscription Readings by Charles E. Jones Part I - The Text & Part II: Plates

Part I - The Text:  Hardback, Clothbound, 562 pages, 25 charts, 9 figures

Part II - Plates: Hardback, Clothbound, 291 plates

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 (OIP92) in 1969. The tablets are dated by date formulae in the texts to the years 509-494 B.C. 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 richly synthesize formal and iconographical data and integrate the seals with their associated texts. This major corpus offers extraordinary new material for the study of art and social history in the Achaemenid Persian Empire.

 

 


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