13 June 2000
TWENTY-ONE NEAR EASTERN STAMP SEALS
circa 4th millennium b.c.
Chiefly of dark steatite and serpentine, including ten hemispheroids, each engraved with a stylized animal, Three hemispheroids with schematic devices; a loop-handled seal with a stylized animal; two rounded gables with schematic devices, one with a seal carved on the rounded side as well; a gable with a schematic device; a tabloid with a schematic device, perforated in the corner; a red steatite unpierced loop-handled seal with a schematic device; two dark steatite gables with stylized animals; and a white stone rounded gable with a stylized animal
13/8 in. (3.5 cm) in diameter for the largest (21)
Hans Silvius von Aulock
Dr. Elie Borowski
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von Aulock, nos. 22-34, 36-43.
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