13 June 2000
SIX MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEALS
early dynastic iii, circa 2500 b.c.
Including one of light gray steatite engraved with two figures leading forth two rearing lions; one of marble with two crossed lions and a hunter spearing an ibex; one of white calcite with two registers, each with a shepherd leading his flock; one of marble with a series of overlapping rearing animals; one of black steatite with a stylized skirted figure surrounded by implements; and one of white steatite with a series of crossed and overlapping rearing animals
26 in. (5.2 cm) high for the largest (6)
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