Stamp seal and modern impression: quadruped

Period: Ubaid-Middle Gawra

Date: ca. 4500–3500 B.C.

Geography: Northern Syria or eastern Anatolia

Medium: Chlorite, black

Dimensions: Seal face: 3.16 x 2.96 cm
Height: .68 cm
String Hole: 0.4 cm

Classification: Stone-Stamp Seals

Credit Line: Bequest of Lester Wolfe, 1983

Accession Number: 1984.175.15


This seal depitcs a quadruped with an elongated body faceing left. Above the animal are two joined arcs over which may be an inverted horned animal's head. A branching form beneath the quadruped may represent vegetation.