A Sumerian Black Marble hemispheroid seal, Late Uruk – Jemdet Nasr Period, ca. 3500 - 2900 BCE
A Sumerian Black Marble hemispheroid seal, Late Uruk – Jemdet Nasr Period, ca. 3500 - 2900 BCE
A Sumerian Black Marble hemispheroid seal, Late Uruk – Jemdet Nasr Period, ca. 3500 - 2900 BCE
A Sumerian Black Marble hemispheroid seal, Late Uruk – Jemdet Nasr Period, ca. 3500 - 2900 BCE

A Sumerian Black Marble hemispheroid seal, Late Uruk – Jemdet Nasr Period, ca. 3500 - 2900 BCE

MA2313

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Dome-shaped, this early Sumerian seal features dots drilled into the forms of two quadrupeds facing opposite directions with limbs and tails extended. A suspension hole is drilled through the length of the seal.

For a similar example, see: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 1985.192.26

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition.

Dimensions: Length: 7/8 inch (2.01 cm)

Provenance: Stewart Giles (1951-1993) private collection, acquired in London between 1978 and 1982, then by family descent.

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