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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.

Mallowan, Max E.L. 1954. "Excavations at Nimrud (Kalhu), 1953 Continued." Iraq 16 (2), p. 142.

Parker, Barbara. 1955. "Excavations at Nimrud, 1949-1953: Seals and Seal Impressions." Iraq 17, p. 109, pl. 19, 6.

Mallowan, Max E.L. 1966. Nimrud and its Remains I. London: Collins, p. 342.
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