Egyptian and Egyptianizing Scarabs (Book published December


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Author  A. F. Gorton
Publisher  Oxford University School of Archaeology
Publication Date   December 31, 1996
ISBN  0947816437
Pages  208

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This study considers material from the Punic world from contexts dating from the first half of the first millennium B.C. Commonly dismissed as undatable, these popular finds are potentially rich in archaeological information, and this thesis aims to present a provisional but workable guide to classification. Gorton uses a selection of published and unpublished scarabs to produce a stylistic typology, in order to then determine workshop origins, distribution patterns, and ultimately, suggest contact links between the East and West Mediterranean, and relations between Phoenician and Greek settlements. It also sets the scene for further research on the many examples from non-Punic sites that fall outside this typology.

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