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Gable seal

Period:
Chalcolithic
Date:
ca. 4000–3500 B.C.
Geography:
Northern Syria or southeastern Anatolia
Medium:
Chlorite or steatite, black
Dimensions:
Seal Face: 3.46 x 4.83 cm Height: 0.99 cm String Hole: 0.6 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4374
321455

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