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Stamp Seal

Object Number:B14542
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Elamite
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Archaic
Date Made: pre 3000 BC
Early Date: -3500
Late Date: -3000
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Iconography:Hunter
Dog
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:PBS XIV: 1h - Other Number

Description

black, flat, rectangular. convex back with eight dots. images of hunter and dogs. Elamite Style

PBS XIV: a nude hunter and three dogs. the hunter is an awkward figure, with bird like head, one arm extended, the other hanging and holding a curved stick or club. The uncertain line over the shoulder may represent a bow. The horned head between the dogs may represent the game, antelope or ibex. There is a flat crescent above and a second unfinished, nude hunter below. rough work with burr and point. flat rectangular seal, with convex back, adorned with eight large dots. black marble, 47 x 28 mm. MS. Coll.

CBS Register: flat rectangular seal. convex back with 8 dots, black marble. Archaic, before 3000 BC. Elamite style, hunter, dogs.

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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