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Cylinder seal

Middle Elamite
ca. 1480–1450 B.C.
Rock crystal
0.81 in. (2.06 cm)
Stone-Cylinder Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1941, bequest of W. Gedney Beatty.
Porada, Edith. 1946. "The Origin of Winnirke's Cylinder Seals." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 5, p. 258, fig. 3.

Neumann, G. 2013. "Elams KulturKontakte mit Seinen Nachbarn im Spiegel der Glyptik," in K. De Graef and J. Tavernier (eds.) Susa and Elam. Archaeological, Philological, Historical and Geographical Perspectives. Proceedings of the International Congress Held at Ghent University, December 14-17, 2009, Leiden and Boston: Brill, p. 121.
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