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Cylinder seal

ca. 16th–15th century B.C.
1.69 in. (4.29 cm)
Stone-Cylinder Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Said to be from Kourion, Cyprus. 1865–1872, found in Cyprus by General Luigi Palma di Cesnola; acquired by the Museum in 1874, purchased from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola.

“The Written Word.” Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, September 24, 2014–May 31, 2015.

Imai, Ayako. 1983. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 132.

Paulus, Susanne. 2014. Die Babylonischen Kudurru-Inschriften von der Kassitischen bis zur Frühneubabylonischen Zeit. Alter Orient und Altes Testament 51. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, p. 182 [incorrectly cited as 73.51.4301].
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