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Crafts of the Past

A look back at ancestral handicrafts such as knapping flint tools, creating silver filigree, preparing gold amalgam for coating silver, creating ceramic objects, winding glass beads and more.

  1. Ancient Bactria Copper Bronze Seal Cruciform Floral Design Published

    by on 07-05-2012 at 08:04 PM (Crafts of the Past)
    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsofthePast View Post

    This ancient copper seal also labeled as bronze by some scholars was created by artisans of Bactria. It repeats a traditional motif of a series of petals or circles that are arranged so that when looking at the impression of the seal the viewer sees the + shape crossed by an x shape. This seal has another common feature of seals and amulets of the third millennium B.C.

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