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Near Eastern art
Around 3000 B.C.
H : 3.1 cm – Long : 6 cm
Gem, Seal & Intaglio
Complete and in very good condition, despite some superficial wear and some cracks (rump). In the orbits, there are traces of the bitumen used to fix the eyes.
This perfectly cylindrical seal was carved from a pebble of pink limestone. It is pierced by a hole, which allowed its owner to suspend it from a string and to wear it.
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