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Cylinder seal

Period:
Akkadian
Date:
ca. 2350–2150 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia
Culture:
Akkadian
Medium:
Lapis lazuli
Dimensions:
1.08 in. (2.74 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.294
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1941, bequest of W. Gedney Beatty.

“Sign, Symbol, Script: an Exhibition on the Origins of Writing and the Alphabet.” State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, Milwaukee Public Museum, Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, Arizona Museum of Science and Technology, Phoenix, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, Texas, Horn Archeological Museum, Berrien Springs, Michigan, Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver, Colorado, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 1983–1985.

Schoville, Keith N. 1984. Sign, Symbol Script: An Exhibition on the Origins of Writing and the Alphabet, exh. cat. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies, no. 43, p. 19.
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