Definition of glyptic in English:
Of or concerning carving or engraving.
- In Naples, Sir William Hamilton collected an extraordinary range of vases, bronze and marble statuary, glass, gems, jewellery, and glyptic art.
- These statues are generally unlike images in two-dimensional narrative art, whether political or religious, and they are also unlike images of deities or super-natural beings known primarily from the glyptic arts.
- Pompadour was herself one of the few eighteenth-century practitioners of this glyptic art.
Early 19th century: from French glyptique or Greek gluptikos, from gluptēs 'carver', from gluphein 'carve'.
Words that rhyme with glypticapocalyptic, cryptic, diptych, elliptic, styptic, triptych
Definition of glyptic in:
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