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stone -- cylinder seal -- geometric design -- linear hatching


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  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq).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


excavation number: AbS1712


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 2.5; diam.: 2.4

material: marbly limestone

date: -

description:
The seal tapers very slightly to its base which is flat. The seal was not bored vertically; instead a loop, the upper part of which is now broken away, was left at the top of the seal in the centre. Two borings from either side are visible. The design consists of four panels of parallel diagonal lines arranged in alternating directions and thus forming a continuous herring-bone pattern. There are about fifteen lines to each panel. Single horizontal lines at the top and bottom form a border. In addition there is a short horizontal line across the top of one panel.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:42
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