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Cylinder seal

Period:
Early Dynastic II
Date:
ca. 2700–2600 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
1.12 in. (2.84 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Architectural
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.288
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1941, bequest of W. Gedney Beatty.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

“Al-Hiba: Expedition into the Past.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 16, 1972–January 21, 1973.

“The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department,” MOA Museum of Art, Atami, Japan, The Aiche Prefectural Art Gallery, Nagoya, Japan, The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, 1983.

Imai, Ayako. 1983. In The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selections from the Collection of the Ancient Near East Department, exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun, no. 118.
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