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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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shell -- cylinder seal -- geometric design -- rosette


shell -- cylinder seal -- animals -- goat


shell -- cylinder seal -- combat -- male versus animal


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. 256.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: -


excavation number: Kh. IV 475


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
2.6 x 3

material: shell

date: Early Dynastic I (ca. 2800 - 2600 BC)

description:
Man holding goat by its throat, second goat behind first, rosette, third goat, geometric fill.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:24:16
created: October 14, 2003
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