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Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and in the Fogg Museum of Art, 1

Italy, North of the Balkans, North of the Black Seas

John Nesbitt and Nicolas Oikonomides

Catalog of Byzantine Seals at DO and in the Fogg Museum of Art

Sigilography, Byzantine Studies, Museum Collections


The sections begin with a short essay on the region’s location and 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 small seals are a large contribution to historical geography, the evolution of the Byzantine provincial administration, prosopography, development in the Greek language, and decorative vogues.

 

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