13 June 2000
TWENTY-ONE NEAR EASTERN STAMP SEALS
circa 4th-3rd millennium b.c.
Chiefly of dark serpentine, including two hemispheroids, a conoid, a knot-topped, a stalk and a gable, each engraved with a schematic device; a tabloid with an animal on two sides; three stem-handled, each with a schematic device, including one with a ridged and unpierced handle; two loop-handled, each with an animal; four burned clay conoids, each with a schematic device; a gray stone seal with a stem handle, damaged; a bronze stamp seal with a long thin handle with a geometric device; and a serpentine zoomorphic-handled seal with a schematic device
3.5 in. (8.8 cm) in diameter for the largest (21)
Hans Silvius von Aulock
Dr. Elie Borowski
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