26 - 27 October 2004
A MESOPOTAMIAN DOLOMITIC MARBLE FROG AMULET
FIRST HALF OF 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
The flattened body decorated with punctuate circles, pierced longitudinally for suspension, 2¼ in. (5.6 cm.) long; and another four Mesopotamian seals, one cream stone in the form of a hedgehog, the underside with stylized animals in drill technique; another green stone in the form of a frog, the base with two frontal bulls' heads; another of dark green stone in the form of a seated bear, the base with bird above a quadruped; and another of red marble in the form of a pig, the reverse with a recumbent caprid, 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) long max. (5)
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 33 (item one), no. 32 (item three), no 129 (item four), no. 198 (item five).
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