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stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- bird


stone -- cylinder seal -- boat scenes


modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Frankfort, Henri: Stratified Cylinder Seals from the Diyala Region. Oriental Institute Publications 72. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, no. 346.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM24388


excavation number: Kh. V 15


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
3.3 x 2.1

material: white stone

date: Early Dynastic (ca. 2900 - 2400 BC)

description:
Bearded long-haired kilted figure between two nude clean-shaven figures, all three standing in boat and using punting poles; possibly an eagle above animal and crouching nude human figure outside boat; dagger in field.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:24:47
created: October 14, 2003
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