University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: John G. Younger

Creating a Sealstone

A Study of Seals in the Greek Late Bronze Age

By: John G. Younger

Our evidence for the techniques of creating a sealstone in the Greek Late Bronze Age (roughly 1600-1200 B.C.) comes almost exclusively from the stones themĀ­selves. Some are unfinished or altered, revealing the artist’s process through his common errors and lapses; others, though finished, still preserve traces of the proceĀ­dure. The reconstruction of the typical technique, […]