Near East University Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yazgın’s Article on Archaeological Cylinder Seals Published in the “Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences”

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Near East University Faculty Member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yazgın’s Article on Archaeological Cylinder Seals Published in the “Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences”
Near East University Fine Arts and Design Faculty Plastic Arts Department Head Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yazgın’s article on the archaeological cylinder seals used in the archaeological periods of Cyprus was published in the “Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences” as a full text.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yücel Yazgın: “Archaeological cylinder seals provide important clues about the visual perception and principles of the period in which they were used.”
Emphasizing that archaeological seal compositions have been studied as a design element for the first time from a different view than the archaeological point of view, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yazgın said that he created his research by examining the archaeological cylinder seals used in Cyprus, which are exhibited in the archaeological museums in Cyprus and the British Museum, Metropolitan Museum and John Hopkins Museum.

Stating that the distribution principles of motifs, figures, decorations and all other images engraved on seals were categorized in the research, Assoc. Prof. Yücel Yazgın said, “The compositions engraved on the cylindrical seals on the printing surface were analyzed and categorized, and as a result of the categorical classification, twenty main categories were formed. Fifty-nine sub-designs of nine out of twenty different main designs have been found. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yazgın also said, “The archaeological seals of Cyprus seem to be influenced by the cultures, social and economic structures, artists, animal populations and vegetation of the island and surrounding countries.” He emphasized that the seal scrapers, who made various and very different compositions in order to provide the expressive power of the figures on the seals, had a high level of skills not only in terms of technical competence but also in terms of visual perception that would make the expression strong.