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  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq).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: AbS2736


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):


material: creamy white marble with pinkish veining

date: Jamdat Nasr (ca. 2900 BC)

description:
This is a complete, hemispherical stamp seal with a horizontal perforation about 0.3 cm. above the flat face. The design shows two horned quadrupeds, back to back with heads and forefeet stretched forwards. The hind feet are beneath the bodies and the tails stick our to the rear. One animal's horns point forwards; the other's go back over its body. The design was cut into the stone and, for the bodies, drilled before being pecked out to give more depth. It is a traditional Jamdat Nasr style stamp seal.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:58
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