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Toreutics
(1,585 words)

(τορευτικὴ τέχνη/toreutikḕ téchnē; Lat. caelatura; literally 'chiseling', from τορεύς/toreús, Lat. caelum, 'chisel') denotes the chasing and repoussé work of thin plates of metal, or else works in which chasing is combined with repoussé work to design relief work; repoussé work may be replaced by casts.

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I. The Ancient Orient and Egypt

Toreutics designates primarily the productive technique by which metals (gold/electrum, silver, copper/bronze, lead, iron…

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Wartke, Ralf-B. (Berlin), Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg) and Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Toreutics”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1217510>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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