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Barrel-Shaped Cylinder Seal


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A figure stands before a sacred tree in a scene of reverence. The barrel shape and the use of agate, an exotic material, indicate that this piece was probably imported as a bead from outside Mesopotamia and later carved into a seal. It attests to the growing trade networks connecting Mesopotamia with central Asia and India.
Provenance Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Inscription] From cdli: @seal 1. a-hu-ni 2. dumu i-si-da-ga-ad
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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ca. 2000-1850 BC (Isin-Larsa)
Medium
carved brown and white agate
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.655
Measurements
H: 1 1/16 x Diam: 3/8 in. (2.7 x 1 cm)
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