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Cylinder seal

Period:
Early Dynastic III
Date:
ca. 2600–2350 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
0.53 in. (1.35 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.299
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1941, bequest of W. Gedney Beatty.
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