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Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art
edited by John Nesbitt and Nicolas Oikonomides
Harvard University Press
Cloth: 978-0-88402-226-8
Library of Congress Classification CD5381.D86 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 016.737609495

The combined Dumbarton Oaks and Fogg collection of Byzantine seals is one of the largest in the world, containing 17,000 specimens. Volume 2 in the catalogue includes seals with place names from south of the Balkans, the islands, and the south of Asia Minor. Each section begins with a short essay on the region’s history. Each seal is illustrated and is accompanied—where appropriate—by full commentary regarding the specimen’s date, biographical information on its owner, peculiarities of orthography, and special features of iconography. These seals contribute significantly to historical geography, the evolution of the Byzantine imperial administration, development in the Greek language, and decorative vogues.

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