- of or relating to carving or engraving on gems or the like.
- the act or process of producing glyptic ornaments.
Origin of glyptic
1810–20; < Greek glyptikós of engraving, of stone carving, equivalent to gly-pt(ós) carved (verbid of glýphein to engrave, hollow out) + -ikos -ic
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Examples from the Web for glyptic
The present generation is more systematically commercial in its glyptic produce than any previous age.
The second period in Japanese glyptic art extends from the beginning of the 13th to the early part of the 17th century.
He belongs to a class of experts called uchimono-shi (hammerers) who perform preparatory work for glyptic artists in metal.
The chief distinguishing feature is that the glyptic character is preserved at the expense of surface finish.
With the revival of the glyptic art, cameos begin to play a prominent part in jewellery.Jewellery
H. Clifford Smith,
- of or relating to engraving or carving, esp on precious stones
C19: from French glyptique, from Greek gluptikos, from gluptos, from gluphein to carve
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