13 June 2000
FOUR SYRIAN CYLINDER SEALS
circa late 4th-early 3rd millennium b.c.
One of black steatite engraved with three stags; one of green schist with four quadrupeds, an entrance to a building as the terminal; one of green steatite with a schematic design; and one of marble with a lion attacking a stag
11/8 in. (2.9 cm) high for the largest (4)
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