The Symmetries of the Icons on Ancient Seals

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCES, (ISSN 2305-3925) Volume 2, Issue August 2013

7 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2016

Date Written: August 1, 2013

Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the symmetries of the icons engraved on some ancient seals, in particular on the stamp seals. Used since the Neolithic times to impress some decorations, these early seals had probably the social function of allowing the identification of their owners too. The first seals were engraved with simple geometric images, then animals and humans appeared, arranged on their small circular or elliptic surfaces with bilateral and rotational symmetries.

Keywords: Egyptian Scarabs, Ancient Seals, Symmetry

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina, The Symmetries of the Icons on Ancient Seals (August 1, 2013). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENCES, (ISSN 2305-3925) Volume 2, Issue August 2013 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2747960

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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