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Cylinder seal

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Drilled technique. Cylinder seal with incised image of a seated figure with arms extended to hold a circular object, enclosed within a lozenge border.

Provenance

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.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.8 x 1.9 cm (11/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.560

Medium or Technique

Stone; Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals