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Cylinder seal

Period:
Old Syrian
Date:
ca. 1720–1650 B.C.
Geography:
Syria
Medium:
Hematite
Dimensions:
H. 2.5 cm. x Diam. 1.1 cm
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of E. A. Bowen, 1924
Accession Number:
24.187
Not on view
By 1910, collection of Edward A. Bowen; acquired by the Museum in 1924, gift of Edward A. Bowen.

“The Book and the Spade (Biblical Archaeological Exhibition).” University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, April 13, 1975–May 4, 1975.

Ward, William H. 1910. The Seal Cylinders of Western Asia. Washington: Carnegie Institution, p. 286, fig. 871.

von der Osten, H.H. 1925. "The Museum Collection of Oriental Seal-Stones." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 20, p. 83, fig. 10.

Teissier, Beatrice. 1995. Egyptian Iconography on Syro-Palestinian Cylinder Seals of the Middle Bronze Age. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 11. Series Archaeologica. Fribourg: University Press; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, no. 140.
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