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Pyramidal seal

Jemdet Nasr (?)
ca. 3100–2900 B.C. (?)
Mesopotamia or Syria
Chlorite or steatite, black
Seal face: 2.0 x 1.6 cm Height: 0.8 cm String Hole: 0.3 cm
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1987
Accession Number:
Not on view
From 1986, on loan to the Museum by Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York (L.1986.47.85); acquired by the Museum in 1987, gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 117 (Jul. 1,1986 - Jun. 30, 1987), p. 16.

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. 2, pp. 48-49.
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