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Cylinder Seal

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Possible Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 4400-2675 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Predynastic Period to Early Dynastic Period
    DIMENSIONS 7/8 x Diam. 1/2 in. (2.3 x 1.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Cylinder Seal, ca. 4400-2675 B.C.E. Ivory, 7/8 x Diam. 1/2 in. (2.3 x 1.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 44.123.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.123.1_PS6.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 44.123.1_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Ivory cylinder seal; small perforation. Two rows of long-snouted boars with bristled backs and short tails, with corn-grains (?) between each animal. The sign perhaps indicates irrigated land. Condition: Surface of ivory flaked in several places, particularly at rims.
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