Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Stamp seal with quadrupeds, 4500–3600 b.c.; Ubaid–Middle Gawra period
    Mesopotamia
    Chlorite; 1.24 x 1.16 in. (3.16 x 2.96 cm)
    Purchase, 1893 (93.17.122)

    This Ubaid seal is typically decorated with stylized animals not entirely reduced to geometric forms, a development from earlier stamps engraved with simple linear patterns. Two long-horned quadrupeds stand facing left. The seal has a tanged extension that thickens at the top into a perforated loop.

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  • Stamp seal with quadrupeds, 4500–3600 B.C.; Ubaid–Middle Gawra period
    Mesopotamia
    Chlorite; 1.24 x 1.16 in. (3.16 x 2.96 cm)
    Purchase, 1893 (93.17.122)

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