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seal design
  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Umm al-Hafriyat Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM83103


excavation number: UmH181


provenience: Umm al-Hafriyat

dimension(s) (in cm):
width: 2.1; height: 1.9; thickness: 1.2

material: black stone (basalt)

date: Akkadian (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
Black stone stamp seal. Scene: on left, seated figure with arm upraised in greeting facing a standing figure on right. The standing figure may be pouring a liquid at the feet of the seated figure. There is a crescent in the field. There is a tubular hole above the seal face.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:17:39
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