13 June 2000
TWENTY-TWO NEAR EASTERN STAMP SEALS
circa 4th-3rd millennium b.c.
Chiefly of dark steatite and serpentine, including eight gables engraved with animals; four loop-handled with animals; two studs, one triangular in shape, each with animals; two loop handled, one stud, and one gable, each with a schematic device; a clover-shaped stud, a pyramid, and a gray diorite loop handled, each with a schematic device; and a red serpentine gable with a serpent
31/8 in. (7.9 cm) wide for the largest (22)
Hans Silvius von Aulock
Dr. Elie Borowski
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von Aulock, nos. 44-65.
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