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This glossary contains a list of terms that occur in this book titled Animals in Stone. The art history of sculptured animals is contextualized with a description of the use of animals as can be read from ancient texts, archaeological evidence and contemporaneous culture. In doing so, parallels as well as differences in style or iconography are highlighted, elucidating the variety of animal depictions across regions, religious contexts and through time.

Keywords: ancient texts; animal depictions

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