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Stamp Seal

Object Number:B14537
Current Location: On Loan
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Jemdet Nasr
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Iconography:Dogs
Lion
Length: 5.1 cm
Width: 4.5 cm
Thickness: 1.7 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:PBS XIV: 1C - Other Number

Description

PBS XIV: three crouched or standing lions - or dogs (?) Rough work partly cut with the burr. The reverse has a profile lion's head in relief. Flat seal with convex back. Pink marble, 50 x 43 mm. MS. Coll.

CBS Register: flat seal. back has a relief head of a lion, Pink marble. Archaic, before 3000 BC. Elamite style, animals.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1925. The Culture of the Babylonians.. The University Museum, Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XIV.View Objects related to this reference

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