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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- goat


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- lion


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- scorpion
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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  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq).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: IM80620


excavation number: AbS1232


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 3.05; diam.: 2.2

material: soft white stone

date: -

description:
The seal is complete except for some surface wear with a deeply incised design. The design, from left to right shows: a scorpion (standing on its head), a lion (tail between legs, head in profile, passant), a crescent with three dots above it, a caprid (passant, tail erect, head in profile).

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:34
created: April 27, 2004
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