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About the collection Description In Greek and Roman culture, many individuals possessed a personal seal, carved into precious or semi-precious stone, which they used to sign their name on legal documents and to seal correspondence. Seals were used as markers of identity and security devices, and carried men women having sex wo,en that were stamped into wax or clay to create impressions.
Each image was incised into the stone in negative form, so that it appeared in positive men women having sex in its impression, a technique called intaglio. In Hellenistic Greece and Rome, engraved gems were regarded as collectors' items, displayed in 'gem cabinets' daktyliothecae in palaces and temples.Housewives Wants Casual Sex Dresser
During havinh Middle Ages, ancient gems were often set into other treasured objects, such as jewelry, men women having sex covers, and even crosses and reliquaries. From the Renaissance onwards, collectors of Greek and Roman art were keen to emulate ancients such as Julius Caesar in creating their own daktyliothecae, and today, every major lonely women Carlyle Illinois of antiquities includes hundreds of engraved gems.
Cornell is lucky enough to possess its own extensive daktyliotheca, purchased from a German manufacturer called Gustav Eichler during the 19th Century and given to the men women having sex by its first president, Andrew Dickson White.
Based on a collection in the Berlin Museum, it includes almost two thousand plaster casts of Greek, Roman and Egyptian seal-stones, as well as replicas of Medieval, Renaissance and Neoclassical medallions.