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Cylinder seal - National Museum of Asian Art

Cylinder seal

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    3100-2900 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Limestone or marble
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 3.6 × 1.8 cm (1 7/16 × 11/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Cylinder seal with two large bulls, an eagle, and a smaller horned animal.
  • Provenance

    From prior to 1973 to 1999
    Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick, Chevy Chase, Maryland, acquired by Dr. Leonard Gorelick before 1973. [1]
    From 1999
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick, Chevy Chase, Maryland. [2]
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.
    [2] See Deed of Gift, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick
  • Type

    Toy and Entertainment
  • Restrictions and Rights

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