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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- geometric design -- cross hatching


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  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq).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: AbS2739


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):


material: marbly limestone, now greyish but originally creamy

date: -

description:
The seal is complete except for some chips, but it is much abraded and salt-encrusted. The design is geometric. There are single bordering lines at the top and bottom. Between these borders are cross-hatched lines at intervals of about 2.5 to 2 mm.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:59
created: April 30, 2004
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