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stone -- cylinder seal -- reworked surface


seal
  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq).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: AbS2735


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):


material: white marbly limestone with rusty veining

date: -

description:
Complete and intact, but the surface of the cylinder has been smoothed down giving several facets. In places there are remnants of cuts and drill-holes, the latter especially suggesting that his is a re-cut cylinder seal. It is in any case quite uncharacteristically solid for a bead.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:57
created: April 30, 2004
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