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Cylinder seal

Period:
Old Syrian
Date:
ca. early 2nd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Syria
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H. 13/16 in. (2.1 cm); Diam. 3/8 in. (1 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Nanette B. Kelekian, in memory of Charles Dikran and Beatrice Kelekian, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.325.131
Not on view
Acquired by Dikran G. Kelekian between 1893-1910; Kelekian collection (until 1999); acquired by the Museum in 1999, gift of Nanette B. Kelekian, New York.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2000. "Departmental Accessions: Ancient Near East." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, No. 130 (Jul. 1,1999 - Jun. 30, 2000), p. 9.
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