A Brief Note on the Cretan Hieroglyphic Signs 044 [sign] and 056 [sign]
Keywords:Cretan Hieroglyphs, Anatolian Hieroglyphs, seals, seal legends
This paper builds further on the persuasive proposal of Ferrara & Cristiani 2016 that the Cretan Hieroglyphic sign 044 [sign] represents a seal of the “Petschaft” type. Drawing a comparison with the better under- stood Anatolian Hieroglyphic material, it tentatively proposes that on seals this sign may have functioned as a logogram with the meaning ‘seal’, and that the Cretan Hieroglyphic sign 056 [sign] may have been used in a similar manner.
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