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Cylinder seal

Period:
Early Dynastic Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 2
Date:
ca. 2960–2649 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
l. 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
26.7.2
Not on view
Formerly Timmins Collection by 1907. Acquired by for his collection by Lord Carnarvon before 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 38.

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