13 June 2000
NINE NEAR EASTERN STAMP SEALS
circa 4th-3rd millennium b.c.
Including a dark steatite gable engraved with three ibexes; a dark steatite rounded gable with three goats; a dark steatite loop-handed seal with cross-hatching; a gray steatite loop-handled seal in the form of a bird, with hatching along the surface; a white stone loop handled seal in the form of a rosette, with a drilled pattern; a mottled green calcite disk-shaped perforated seal with running animals; a red jasper flat seal with registers of chevrons; a dark steatite loop handled seal with two animals; and a white stone loop handled circular seal with a geometric design
2¾ in. (7 cm) in diameter for the largest (9)
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Arts de l'ancien Iran, nos. 264, 265, 267.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseilles, 1975, for three.
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