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Cylinder Seal, no date

  • Sumerian, Mesopotamian


  • Overall: 1/2 × 7/8 inches (1.3 × 2.2 cm)

Gift of Frederick Stearns



Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Basalt
  • Seal
  • Cylindrical
  • Figure (representation)
  • Early dynastic
  • Animals

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, no date, basalt. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 90.1S11580.