glyptic art

glyptic art
noun
carvings or engravings (especially on precious stones)
Syn: ↑glyptography
Hypernyms: ↑carving
Hyponyms: ↑anaglyph, ↑glyph, ↑glyptics, ↑lithoglyptics, ↑intaglio, ↑diaglyph

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