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Seal amulet in the form of a lion's head

Period:
Late Uruk–Jemdet Nasr
Date:
ca. 3300–2900 B.C.
Geography:
Southern Mesopotamia
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 5/8 x W. 1 9/16 x D. 1 13/16 in. (1.6 x 4 x 4.6 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Walter Hauser, 1958
Accession Number:
58.30.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 402
From 1948, on loan by Walter Hauser to the Museum (L.48.49.6); acquired by the Museum in 1958, gift of Walter Hauser, Sharon, CT.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1958. "Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 17 (2), Eighty-Eighth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1957-1958 (Oct., 1958), pp. 40-41.

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.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.

Imai, Ayako. 1983. In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 114.
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