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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- stamp seal -- animals -- lion -- head only


seal + modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq). .
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: AbS704


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 1.8; diam.: 2.4 x 2.6

material: limestone

date: Early Dynastic III (ca. 2600 BC)

description:
This stamp seal has a pyramidal back. A horizontal boring was started on both sides, but does not go through. On the base of the seal is a full-face lion head carved in an ED III style.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:31
created: April 26, 2004
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