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Gable seal

Period:
Chalcolithic–Early Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 4000–3000 B.C.
Geography:
Northern Syria or southeastern Anatolia
Medium:
Chlorite or steatite, black
Dimensions:
Seal Face: 3.95 x 4.57 cm
Height: 0.95 cm
String Hole: 0.5 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.314.16
Not on view
Until 1983, collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1983, gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York.

“Ancient Art in Miniature: Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 10, 1987–January 10, 1988.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 114 (Jul. 1,1983 - Jun. 30, 1984), p. 18.

Pittman, Holly, in collaboration with Joan Aruz. 1987. Ancient Art in Miniature: Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5, p. 49.
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