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  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Umm al-Hafriyat Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM83160


excavation number: UmH276


provenience: Umm al-Hafriyat

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 4.1 cm, diam: 1.4 cm

material: shell

date: Akkadian (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
Cylinder seal of shell. Scene: two registers. Upper register: seated figure on left, facing right, with left arm raised in greeting. There appears to be one horn on his headdress exant. On the right, facing the seated figure, are two standing figures with left arms at waists and right arms at sides. Between the seated figure and the standing figures is a basket work table with two loaves of bread on top. In the lower register there is a cross-hatch decoration.

status: feared to be stolen




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