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Cylinder seal

Period:
Old Syrian
Date:
ca. 1820–1730 B.C.
Geography:
Syria
Medium:
Hematite
Dimensions:
H. 2.3 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.180
Not on view
Formerly Marcopoli collection assembled in the the late 19th century; by 1978, the McLendon collection; acquired by the Museum in 1993, purchased at Christie's, New York on June 14, 1993, lot 150.
Teissier, Beatrice. 1984. Ancient Near Eastern Cylinder Seals from the Marcopoli Collection. Berkeley: University of California Press, no. 507.

Collon, Dominique. 1987. First Impressions. London: British Museum Publications, no. 814.

Christie's. 1993. Antiquities. 14 June 1993, New York, lot 150.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 123 (Jul. 1,1992 - Jun. 30, 1993), p. 16.
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