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Rectangular plaque seal, indented at string holes

Chalcolithic–Early Bronze Age
ca. 3600–2900 B.C.
Northern Syria or southeastern Anatolia
Chlorite or steatite, black
Seal Face: 1.73 x 1.42 cm
Height: 0.43 cm
String Hole: 0.3 cm
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1968, purchased from Peter Mol, Amsterdam.
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