The art or scientific study of gem engraving.
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- The XI international days of glyptography are organized this year in Palma de Mallorca.
- Gemstone carving, known as glyptography, is an exacting endeavor in which only the gifted and patient achieve success.
- The designs were reproduced from etchings by means of glyptography, a cheap form of graphic reproduction, enabling the publisher to sell the entire series of prints for one shilling.
late 18th century: from Greek gluptos 'carved' (from gluphein 'carve') + -graphy.
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