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Scaraboid seal: seated sphinx wearing Egyptian-style crown

Period:
Iron Age, Phoenicia (?)
Date:
ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Geography:
Levant or Syria
Medium:
Calcite
Dimensions:
Seal Face; 2.21 x 1.74 cm Height: 1.03 cm String Hole: 0.35
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.383.33
326994

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