13 June 2000
A NEAR EASTERN ROSE QUARTZ SEAL
circa 1st millennium b.c.
Rectangular in form, the long sides somewhat convex, drilled lengthwise, one side engraved with a six line cuneiform inscription
13/8 in. (3.5 cm) high
Hans Silvius von Aulock
Dr. Elie Borowski
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