Cylinder seal

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 2000-1600 BCE
  • Geography

    Iraq
  • Material

    Chlorite schist
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 2.1 x 1.1 cm (13/16 x 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1993.15.72
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1993.15.72

Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    Anonymous
  • Provenance

    From 1943-45 to 1980
    Private collector, purchased in Iran. [1]
    From 1980
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of a private collector. [2]
    Notes:
    [1] According to the donor, object was purchased in Iran between 1943 and 1945. See note by the donor dated from November 24, 1980, copy in object folder, Collection Management Office.
    [2] Object was donated in 1980 to the Freer Study Collection, and later transferred to the Permanent Collection in April 1993. See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
  • Origin

    Iraq
  • Credit Line

    Anonymous gift
  • Type

    Tool and Equipment
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