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Seal amulet in the form of recumbent bovid

Period:
Late Uruk–Jemdet Nasr
Date:
ca. 3300–2900 B.C.
Geography:
Southern Mesopotamia
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 3/4 x W. 1 1/16 x D. 1 11/16 in. (2 x 2.8 x 4.3 cm) String Hole: 3/16 in. (0.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.1186
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 402
Formerly collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (until d.1907) who acquired it between 1883 and 1906 while he was a missionary in Egypt; acquired by the Museum in 1910, purchased from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould.

“Near Eastern Art,” The American Federation of Arts, New York, January 1, 1961–January 1, 1962.

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