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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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shell -- cylinder seal -- animals -- lion


shell -- cylinder seal -- combat -- animal combat
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  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Umm al-Hafriyat Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM83021


excavation number: UmH41


provenience: Umm al-Hafriyat

dimension(s) (in cm):
diam: 1.1 cm, length: 2.4 cm

material: shell

date: Early Dynastic II - III (ca. 2600 - 2400 BC)

description:
Somewhat less than one-half of a shell cylinder seal. Extant scene includes the leg of an upright animal, a tree, and an upright animal (lion?).

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:17:42
created: March 3, 2005
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