13 June 2000
A MESOPOTAMIAN ORANGE MARBLE CYLINDER SEAL
late uruk/jemdet nasr, circa 3000 b.c.
Engraved with two bulls moving to the right, both with a long curving horn, two branches in the field
1½ in. (3.8 cm) high
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