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Gable seal

4000–3500 B.C.
Northern Syria or southeastern Anatolia
Black chlorite
Seal Face: 4.63 x 6.12 cm Height: 2.47 cm String Hole: 0.5-.6 cm
Stone-Stamp Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
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. 444, no. 4373.
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