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Ovoid seal with convex base

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. late 7th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Banded chalcedony
Dimensions:
Seal Face: 2.72 x 2.14 cm Height: 2.56 cm String Hole: 0.3 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1954
Accession Number:
54.117.22
Not on view
1953, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1954, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.

"Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 2014–January 4, 2015.

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