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Stamp seal and modern impression: quadruped

Period:
Ubaid-Middle Gawra
Date:
ca. 4500–3500 B.C.
Geography:
Northern Syria or eastern Anatolia
Medium:
Chlorite, black
Dimensions:
Seal face: 3.16 x 2.96 cm Height: .68 cm String Hole: 0.4 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Bequest of Lester Wolfe, 1983
Accession Number:
1984.175.15
Not on view
This seal depitcs a quadruped with an elongated body faceing left. Above the animal are two joined arcs over which may be an inverted horned animal's head. A branching form beneath the quadruped may represent vegetation.
Formerly collection of Lester Wolfe, New York (until d. 1983); from 1968, on loan to the Museum by Lester Wolfe (L.68.169.15); acquired by the Museum in 1983, bequest of Lester Wolfe.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 114 (Jul. 1, 1983 - Jun. 30, 1984), p. 19.
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