|4-Winged Icons with Lapidarist Inscriptions|
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The seals on this page belong to David Diringer's Class 2. Aside from the icon design (which has been misleadingly described as "schematic" & "stylized" based on weak/partial impressions when actually the designs were more realistic & detailed than those of x4C (Diringer's Class 1)), the bottom of the first letter in the LMLK inscription is positioned close to the icon's Forewing tip whereas Class 1 positions it near the Head. In general, the inscriptions on these seals are best described as "lapidarist" or "elegant" (i.e., they were incised short, precise, & bold by a skilled, literate engraver).
Click on the drawings to see photos of actual impressions!
(photos of 4-winged icons with lapidarist inscriptions that cannot be sub-classified)
"Then the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to its place, into the inner sanctuary of the temple, to the Most Holy Place, under the wings of the cherubim."--1Kings 8:6, 2Chronicles 5:7
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||This page was created on January 12, 2002, & last updated on August 28, 2010|