Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cylinder seal

Period:
Early Dynastic II
Date:
ca. 2700–2600 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Medium:
Lapis lazuli
Dimensions:
1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1962
Accession Number:
62.234.1
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1962, purchased from Elias S. David, New York.
Crawford, Vaughn E. et al. 1966. Guide to the Ancient Near East Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 9, fig. 9.

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 [image reversed].
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

Headdress

Date: ca. 2600–2500 B.C. Medium: Gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian Accession: 33.35.3 On view in:Gallery 403

Fragment of a bowl with a frieze of bulls in relief

Date: ca. 3300–2900 B.C. Medium: Steatite with chlorite Accession: 50.218 On view in:Gallery 402

Statue of Gudea

Date: ca. 2090 B.C. Medium: Diorite Accession: 59.2 On view in:Gallery 403