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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  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq).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: AbS1536


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 1.7; diam.: 1.65

material: black stone

date: -

description:
The seal shows two registers of objects, possibly pots alternating with a pattern of triangles. The pots appear to have large, looped handles with horizontal lines running between the handles and the pots. (These may actually be basketry holders for the pots.) The pattern is similar to Jemdat Nasr style seals (e.g., Amiet, La Glyptique Mesopotamienne Archaique 1980, PL. 21 no. 340).

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:39
created: April 28, 2004
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