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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1992.256.272
Title
Oval hemispheroid stamp seal with cross design
Classification
Seals
Work Type
seal
Date
c. 6000-4000 BCE
Period
Neolithic period
Culture
Anatolian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/288485
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Steatite or chlorite
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
0.9 cm diam. (3/8 in.)
Provenance
Louise M. and George E. Bates, Camden, ME (by 1971-1992), gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1992.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Louise M. and George E. Bates
Accession Year
1992
Object Number
1992.256.272
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Pierced lengthwise, with additional piercing through seal face. Cross design with angled lines in each quadrant
Diameter of perforation: .3cm

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