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Truncated scaraboid seal

Period:
Iron Age
Date:
ca. 7th century B.C.
Geography:
Northern Syria or eastern Anatolia
Medium:
Steatite, black
Dimensions:
Seal Face: 2.19 x 1.92 cm Height: 1.1 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4390
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. 446, no. 4390.

Reyes, A.T. 1994. Archaic Cyprus: A Study of the Textual and Archaeological Evidence. Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 61, no. 69.
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