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Stamp seal or amulet

Light green gypsum or chlorite amulet in the form of a recumbent lion, pierced vertically through the mid-section; on the reverse, three animals in intaglio.


By 1983: Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston; 1983: given to the MFA by the Endowment for Biblical Research, 7 December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of the Endowment for Biblical Research, Boston

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Jemdet Nasr, 3100–2900 B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gypsum or Chrorite


The Ancient World