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|Archaeology Area:||Level X|
Tepe Gawra, 4 '0' [9 P]
|Date Made:||ca. 4000 BCE|
|Credit Line:||American School Oriental Research / University Museum Expedition to Tepe Gawra, Iraq; E. A. Speiser, 1935|
|Other Number:||G4-609 - Field No SF|
Rothman: 2012 - Other Number
Serpentine stamp seal. Rectangular; damaged. Two animals facing left, one superimposed. Carved with the design of two Salukis, dogs used for hunting from early times in the Near East.
This stamp seal, found in level 10 at Tepe Gawra in what is now northern Iraq, depicts two animals that are likely saluki dogs. The agile breed was domesticated in the ancient Near East and played an important role in hunting and herding. Stamp seals themselves were used to place an identifiable mark on clay and played a large role in early administration and the rise of complexity in record keeping.
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|Man and Animals: Living, Working and Changing Together (04 Oct 1984 - 30 Mar 1985)||View Objects in Exhibition|
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|[Catalogue] The University Museum. 1984. Man and Animals; Living Working and Changing Together.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 35||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Book] Rothman, Mitchell S. 2002. Tepe Gawra: the Evolution of a Small, Prehistoric Center in Northern Iraq.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. pg. xxii, 494 p. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 370/ Cat. 2012||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Book] Rothman, Mitchell S. 2002. Tepe Gawra: the Evolution of a Small, Prehistoric Center in Northern Iraq.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. pg. xxii, 494 p. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plt. 54/ Fig. 2012||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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