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Pyramidal seal

Period:
Jemdet Nasr (?)
Date:
ca. 3100–2900 B.C. (?)
Geography:
Mesopotamia or Syria
Medium:
Chlorite or steatite, black
Dimensions:
Seal face: 2.0 x 1.6 cm Height: 0.8 cm String Hole: 0.3 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.96.13
Not on view
From 1986, on loan to the Museum by Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York (L.1986.47.85); acquired by the Museum in 1987, 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 117 (Jul. 1,1986 - Jun. 30, 1987), p. 16.

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. 2, pp. 48-49.
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