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Cylinder seal

Period:
Jemdet Nasr
Date:
ca. 3100–2900 B.C.
Geography:
Iran, possibly from Tepe Giyan
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
1 in. (2.54 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1956
Accession Number:
56.81.9
Not on view
Fall 1926-Spring 1927, purchased by Ernst Herzfeld at Nihavend, Iran; collection of Ernst Herzfeld (until d. 1948); acquired by the Museum in 1956, purchased from Mrs. Charlotte M. Bradford, sister of E. Herzfeld, Princeton, NJ.
Herzfeld, Ernst. 1923-1931. "Inventory of Objects in Herzfeld Collection (N-91)." In The Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Freer Archives, Series 3: Notebooks, http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?uri=full=3100001~!363707!0
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