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Gable seal

Period:
Chalcolithic
Date:
4000–3500 B.C.
Geography:
Northern Syria or southeastern Anatolia
Medium:
Black chlorite
Dimensions:
Seal Face: 4.63 x 6.12 cm Height: 2.47 cm String Hole: 0.5-.6 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4373
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.
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