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Gable seal

ca. 4000–3500 B.C.
Northern Syria or southeastern Anatolia
Chlorite or steatite, black
Seal Face: 3.46 x 4.83 cm
Height: 0.99 cm
String Hole: 0.6 cm
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
1865–1872, probably purchased in Cyprus by General Luigi Palma di Cesnola; acquired by the Museum in 1874, purchased from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola.

"5000 Years of Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," Wichita Art Museum, October 23, 1977–January 15, 1978.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 444, no. 4374.

Wooden, Howard, ed. 1977. 5000 Years of Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Catalogue of the Inaugural Exhibition of the New Wichita Art Museum. exh. cat. Wichita, Kansas: Wichita Art Museum, no. 5, p. 14.
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