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Cow amulet

Period:
Early Dynastic
Date:
ca. 2900–2350 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Lapis lazuli
Dimensions:
0.18 x 0.89 x 0.79 in. (0.46 x 2.26 x 2.01 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.45
Not on view
1955-56, excavated on behalf of the Joint Expedition to Nippur (Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago); acquired by the Museum in 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations (1957-58 season).
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