Ancient Near East Seal Collection

Cylinder seal

  • Cylinder seal
  • Cylinder seal
  • Cylinder seal
  • Cylinder seal
  • Cylinder seal
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Historical period(s)
Jemdet Nasr period, 3100-2900 BCE
Limestone or marble
H x Diam: 1.3 × 1.6 cm (1/2 × 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick
Accession Number
cylinder seal, Iraq, Jemdet Nasr period (3100 - 2900 BCE), limestone, marble

A pattern of four groups of drilled holes are found on this hyperbolic cylinder seal. A raised band divides the upper section from the lower one. Both registers have a set of three drilled holes. The upper pattern mirrors the lower one.


Collon, Dominique. 2005. First Impressions: Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East. London: British Museum Press.

Published References
  • Antonietta Catanzariti. The Ancient Near East Seal Collection. Washington. .
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