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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- goat


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  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq).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: IM80933


excavation number: AbS1446


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 3.1; diam.: 0.9

material: flecked dark green stone

date: -

description:
The seal shows a frieze of passant 'goats' (pair of short vertical horns) with geometric filling motifs above them. Similar to Frankfort's 'Brocade Style' (e.g., H. Frankfort, Stratified Cylinder Seals from the Diyala Region,1955, Pl. 23 nos. 235-7).

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:38
created: April 28, 2004
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