Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Discoid seal with convex back

Period:
Early Dynastic I
Date:
ca. 2900–2700 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Medium:
Stone, white
Dimensions:
Seal Face: 3.03 x 3.2 cm Height: 1.5 cm String Hole: 0.5 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.70.72
Not on view
1960–61, 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 1962, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
Wilkinson, Charles K. 1962. "Near Eastern Art". The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 21 (2), Ninety-Second Annual Report of The Trustees for The Fiscal Year 1961-1962 (Oct., 1962), p. 84.
Related Objects

Cylinder seal and modern impression: hunting scene

Date: ca. 2250–2150 B.C. Medium: Chert Accession: 41.160.192 On view in:Gallery 403

Seal amulet in the form of a reclining cow

Date: ca. 3300–2900 B.C. Medium: Stone Accession: 59.41.33 On view in:Gallery 402

Cylinder seal and modern impression: worshiper pouring a libation before a seated god

Date: ca. 2112–2004 B.C. Medium: Stone Accession: 59.41.37 On view in:Gallery 403

Cylinder seal and modern impression: geometric design

Date: ca. 2900–2700 B.C. Medium: Limestone (?) Accession: 62.70.76 On view in:Gallery 403

Cylinder seal and modern impression: seated pigtailed figures and pots

Date: ca. 3300–2900 B.C. Medium: Limestone Accession: 62.70.74 On view in:Gallery 402