Cylinder Seal

Babylonian, Mesopotamian

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About the Artwork

Cylinder Seal

ca. 1700 BCE

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Mesopotamian

Babylonian

Hematite

Overall: 5/16 × 9/16 inches (0.8 × 1.4 cm)

Glyptic Art

Ancient Near Eastern Art

Gift of Frederick Stearns

90.1S11587

This work is in the public domain.

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Provenance

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)

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Published References

Meerchyad, Lina. "Ancient Mesopotamian Seals in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts," Bulletin of the DIA 90, no. 1/4 (2016): p. 70, no. 13.

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Babylonian, Mesopotamian, Cylinder Seal, ca. 1700 BCE, hematite. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 90.1S11587.

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