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stone -- cylinder seal -- geometric design -- lozenges


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  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq).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: AbS2710


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):


material: Hard opaque white stone (marble?)

date: (ca. 2700 BC)

description:
Complete but very worn stone cylinder with faint traces of design. It has a roughly square cross section. There is a pattern of parallel lines, possibly originally representing animals or possibly a geometric design. May be a bead, not a cylinder seal.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:54
created: April 30, 2004
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