Drop-shaped (tanged) pendant seal and modern impression: quadrupeds
Late Ubaid–Middle Gawra
ca. 4500–3500 B.C.
Black-green chlorite or steatite
Seal Face: 1.8 x 1.7 cm
String Hole: 0.2
Not on view
This Ubaid seal is typically decorated with stylized animals not entirely reduced to geometric forms, a development from earlier stamps engraved with simple linear patterns. Two long-horned quadrupeds stand facing left. The seal has a tanged extension that thickens at the top into a perforated loop
Acquired by the Museum in 1893, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.