Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory

BOOKS | 2010

2 January 2011

Die Bedeutung der minoischen und mykenischen Glyptik. VI. Internationales Siegel-Symposium aus Anlass des 50 jährigen Bestehens des CMS Marburg, 9.-12. Oktober 2008

Edited by Walter Müller

Die Bedeutung der minoischen und mykenischen Glyptik. VI. Internationales Siegel-Symposium aus Anlass des 50 jährigen Bestehens des CMS Marburg, 9.-12. Oktober 2008

City: Mainz

Year: 2010

Publisher: Philipp von Zabern

Series: CMS Beiheft 8

Description: Hardback, 446 p., 47 colour ill. & 130 b/w ill., tables, maps, drawings, 25,5x19 cm


The book presents the results of the 6th International Seal Conference, with the title ‘Die Bedeutung der minoischen und mykenischen Glyptik‘. The Conference took place in Marburg (Germany) in October 2008, on the occasion of the 50 years of the Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel. The 33 papers are written in English (23), German (8) and French (2).


Vorwort des Herausgebers [xi]

Verzeichnis der Abkürzungen [xiii]



Ingo Pini, ‘A short history of the Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel’ [3-10]

Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, ‘Die Bedeutung des Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel für die Erforschung der Archäologie der ägäischen Bronzezeit’ [11-25]

Walter Müller, ‘Bemerkungen zur Qualität minoischer und mykenischer Siegel’ [27-30]

Walter Müller, ‘The outlook for the future of the CMS’ [31-33]



Vassiliki Adrimi-Sismani, ‘Seals and jewellery from ancient Iolkos’ [37-55]

Maria Anastasiadou, ‘Gruppen innerhalb der mittelminoischen dreiseitigen Prismen aus weichem Stein’ [57-72]

Joan Aruz, ‘Intercultural styles, animal combats, and the art of exchange’ [73-82]

Philip P. Betancourt, ‘The importance of contexts in the dating of Aegean artifacts’ [83-90]

Fritz Blakolmer, ‘Small is beautiful. The significance of Aegean glyptic for the study of wall paintings, relief frescoes and minor relief arts’ [91-108]

Dominique Collon, ‘Seal owners and sealing practices in the Ancient Near East in the second millennium BC with particular reference to Syria’ [109-129]

Janice L. Crowley, ‘The composition of complex scenes in Aegean glyptic’ [131-148]

Toni Diederich, ‘Funktion, Typologie, Ikonographie und Bedeutung der Siegel im Mittelalter’ [149-161]

Kim Duistermaat, ‘Administration in Neolithic societies? The first use of seals in Syria and some considerations on seal owners, seal use and private property’ [163-178]

Enrica Fiandra & Fulvia Maniori, ‘Archäologische Irrtümer’ [179-186]

Ann L. Foster, ‘The function of forms: An aspect of Aegean and Egyptian sealing practices in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages’ [187-204]

Erik Hallager, ‘Development of sealing practices in the Neopalatial period’ [205-212]

Suzanne Herbordt, ‘The Hittite king and his court from the perspective of the sealed bullae from Hattusa’ [213-224]

Helen Hughes-Brock, ‘The many facets of seal research and the contribution of the CMS’ [225-237]

Babis G. Intzesiloglou, ‘A gold signet ring, three seal stones and a scarab from the Mycenaean tholos tomb at Georgiko, western Thessaly (Greece)’ [239-247]

Olga Krzyszkowska, ‘Material matters: Some challenges past, present and future for Aegean glyptic’ [249-257]

Walter Müller, ‘Typologie und Bedeutung des Ornaments in der minoischen und mykenischen Glyptik’ [259-276]

Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier, ‘Zwei neue Siegel aus den bronzezeitlichen Schichten des Heiligtums von Abai (Kalapodi)’ [277-285]

Jean-Pierre Olivier, ‘Les sceaux et scellés inscrits en «Hiéroglyphique» Cretois, en Linéaire A et en Linéaire B en Crète et en Grèce continentale, en Chypro-Minoen et dans les Syllabaires du Ier millénaire à Chypre: Un bilan’ [287-295]

Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, ‘A systemic approach to Mycenaean sealing practices’ [297-308]

Jacke Phillips, ‘Non-administrative glyptic relations between the Aegean and Egypt’ [309-323]

Ingo Pini, ‘Soft stone versus hard stone seals in Aegean Glyptic: Some observations on style and iconography’ [325-339]

Iean-Claude Poursat, ‘La Glyptique et les autres arts dans l’Egée prépalatiale: le contexte artistique de la production des sceaux’ [341-347]

Kostas Sbonias, ‘Diversity and transformation. Looking for meanings in the Prepalatial seal consumption and use’ [349-362]

Evangelia Tsangaraki, ‘Sealings with representations of human figures: A Neopalatial repertoire and its significance in the administrative system’ [363-381]

Peter Warren, ‘The absolute chronology of the Aegean circa 2000 B.C.-1400 B.C. A summary’ [383-394]

Judith Weingarten, ‘Corridors of power: A social network analysis of the Minoan “replica rings”’ [395-412]

John G. Younger, ‘Attributing Aegean seals: Looking back, glancing ahead’ [413-424]



Walter Müller, ‘The CMS-Database in ARACHNE’ [427-446]


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