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Cylinder seal

Period:
Middle Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 19th–17th century B.C.
Geography:
Syria
Culture:
Syrian
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H. 1.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of The Right Reverend Paul Moore Jr., 1985
Accession Number:
1985.357.7
Not on view
By the 1930s, collection of Mrs. William H. Moore, New York (until d. 1955); from 1955, on loan to the Museum by her grandson, The Right Reverend Paul Moore, Jr.; acquired by the Museum in 1985, gift of The Right Reverend Paul Moore, Jr., New York.
Eisen, Gustavus A. 1940. Ancient Oriental Cylinder and other Seals with a Description of the Collection of Mrs. William H. Moore. Oriental Institute Publications 42. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, no. 135, p. 59, pl. XIII.

Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 116 (July 1, 1985 - June 30, 1986), p. 16.
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