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Cylinder seal of Iswenut

Period:
Early Dynastic Period
Date:
ca. 2960–2649 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Southern Upper Egypt, Elkab (Nekhen)
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 2 × dia. 1.9 cm (13/16 × 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.2.76
Not on view
Collection of Lord Amherst, sold at Sotheby's, London, 1921, lot 656. Purcahsed by Percy Newberry for Lord Amherst in the vicinity of Elkab.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 38.

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