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seal design



modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Umm al-Hafriyat Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM83030


excavation number: UmH61


provenience: Umm al-Hafriyat

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 1.7; width: 1.9 cm; thickness: .9

material: shell

date: Akkadian (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
Stamp seal of the Akkadian age. The scene shows a seated figure with upraised hand holding a cup, facing a standing figure with hands at waist. The seal in intact, but its surface is very fragile, and appears to be flaking away.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:17:41
created: March 3, 2005
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