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Cylinder seal

Period:
Akkadian
Date:
ca. 2350–2250 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Akkadian
Medium:
Serpentine, black
Dimensions:
1.36 in. (3.45 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.95.348
Not on view
Formerly collection of Theodore M. Davis (until d. 1915); acquired by the Museum in 1915, bequest of Theodore M. Davis; accessioned in 1930.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

von der Osten, H.H. 1925. "The Museum Collection of Oriental Seal-Stones." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 20, p. 81, fig. 2.

Imai, Ayako. 1983. In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 124.
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