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Cylinder seal

Period:
Akkadian
Date:
ca. 2350–2150 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Akkadian
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
0.94 in. (2.39 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1958
Accession Number:
58.31.25
Not on view
1957, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Wilkinson, Charles K. 1958. "Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 17 (2), Eighty-Eighth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1957-1958 (Oct., 1958), pp. 40-41.
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