Cylinder Seal, between 3100 and 2900 BCE

  • Sumerian, Mesopotamian

Probably marble

  • Framed: Overall: 9/16 × 3/4 inches (1.4 × 1.9 cm)

Gift of Frederick Stearns

90.1S11757

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Herringbone
  • Marble
  • Seal
  • Cylindrical

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)

Rights Status

Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Cylinder Seal, between 3100 and 2900 BCE, probably marble. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 90.1S11757.