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stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- bull / cattle


stone -- cylinder seal -- architecture -- animal pen


modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Frankfort, Henri: Stratified Cylinder Seals from the Diyala Region. Oriental Institute Publications 72. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, no. 33.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: -


excavation number: Kh. VII 260


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
6 x 3.6

material: gray limestone

date: Jemdet Nasr (ca. 3000 - 2800 BC)

description:
Herd near building surmounted by emblems consisting of poles flanked by two or three pairs of rings, calves emergine from building near what seem to be troughs. with shell rings set in top and base; silver axle and loop;

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:23:02
created: September 29, 2003
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