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Carinated hemispheroid seal

Period:
Chalcolithic
Date:
ca. 4000–3500 B.C.
Geography:
Northern Mesopotamia, Syria or southwestern Iran
Medium:
Chlorite or steatite, brown-black
Dimensions:
Seal Face: 2.64 x 2.24 cm Height: 1.11 cm String Hole: 0.3 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.314.14
Not on view
Until 1983, collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1983, gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 114 (Jul. 1,1983 - Jun. 30, 1984), p. 18.

Pittman, Holly, in collaboration with Joan Aruz. 1987. Ancient Art in Miniature: Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 3, pp. 48-49.
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