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Seal amulet in the form of a bird of prey

Period:
Late Uruk–Jemdet Nasr
Date:
ca. 3300–2900 B.C.
Geography:
Southern Mesopotamia
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Seal Face: 2.84 x 3.84 cm Height: 1.12 cm String Hole: 0.3-0.4 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Walter Hauser, 1958
Accession Number:
58.30.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 402
From 1948, on loan by Walter Hauser to the Museum (L.48.49.7); acquired by the Museum in 1958, gift of Walter Hauser, Sharon, CT.
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.

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. 115.
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