Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Rib-handled ovoid seal: imitation of bronze-mounted scaraboid

Period:
Neo-Babylonian
Date:
ca. 6th–5th century B.C.
Geography:
Levant or Mesopotamia (?)
Culture:
Babylonian
Medium:
Chalcedony
Dimensions:
Seal Face; 2.22 x 1.36 cm Height: 2.14 cm String Hole: 0.4 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4364
Not on view
1865–1872, probably purchased in Cyprus by General Luigi Palma di Cesnola; acquired by the Museum in 1874, purchased from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 443, no. 4364.
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