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Cylinder seal and modern impression: seated goddess before figures carrying boxes, one placed on "altar"

Period:
Early Dynastic IIIa
Date:
ca. 2600–2500 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
0.93 in. (2.36 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.383.5
Not on view
By 1983, collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1984, gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York.

“La Fundació de la Ciutat: Mesopotàmia, Grècia, Roma,” Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, April 6–July 23, 2000.

"Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus," The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 8–August 17, 2003.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 115 (Jul. 1,1984 - Jun. 30, 1985), p. 20.

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. 19, pp. 54-55.

Aruz, Joan. 2000. "Ceremonia ritual (¿de fundación?)." In La fundación de la ciudad: Mesopotamia, Grecia, Roma, exh. cat. edited by Pedro Azaro. Barcelona: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, no. 65, p. 188.
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