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Cylinder Seal, between 2600 and 2400 BCE

  • Sumerian, Mesopotamian

Probably limestone

  • Overall: 7/8 × 1 1/8 inches (2.2 × 2.9 cm)

Gift of Frederick Stearns

90.1S11577

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Limestone
  • Seal
  • Cylindrical
  • Early dynastic
  • Lion
  • Bulls

probably Dr. F. D. Shepard (Aintab, Turkey); 1885-1895, purchased by Frederick Stearns [1831-1907] (Detroit, Michigan, USA); October 1, 1897-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Cylinder Seal, between 2600 and 2400 BCE, probably limestone. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 90.1S11577.