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Cylinder seal

Period:
Mitanni
Date:
ca. 15th–14th century B.C.
Geography:
Iran, possibly from Tepe Giyan
Culture:
Mitanni
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
0.68 in. (1.73 cm)
Classification:
Faience-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.81.19
Not on view
Fall 1926-Spring 1927, purchased by Ernst Herzfeld at Nihavend, Iran; collection of Ernst Herzfeld (until d. 1948); acquired by the Museum in 1956, purchased from Mrs. Charlotte M. Bradford, sister of E. Herzfeld, Princeton, NJ.
Herzfeld, Ernst. 1923-1931. "Inventory of Objects in Herzfeld Collection (N-91)." In The Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Freer Archives, Series 3: Notebooks, http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?uri=full=3100001~!363707!0

Liebling, Roslyn. 1978. Time line of Culture in the Nile Valley and its Relationship to Other World Cultures. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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