Phenomenology of the Replica: Exploring Sameness and Difference in Seals and Sealing Practices
Keywords:seals, sealing practice, sameness, difference
A forthcoming volume and book in preparation explore the issue of the ‘copy’ in the Ancient Near East, with specific reference to material culture. For definition, copy is intended as ‘something produced so that it is the same as an original piece of work’. This means that the copying act deals with the realm of production: to make or present something in a manner which is typical of something else.
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