Cylinder seal and modern impression: "pigtailed" ladies in front of loom (?); containers with loop handle
Late Uruk–Jemdet Nasr
ca. 3300–2900 B.C.
Iran or Mesopotamia
0.5 x 0.57 in. (1.27 x 1.45 cm)
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1984
Not on view
By 1983, collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1984, 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 115 (Jul. 1,1984 - Jun. 30, 1985), p. 20.
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. 15, p. 52.