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Around 2000 B.C
Complete object and admirably preserved; chipping, surface originally polished, in some places worn. A natural hole in the stone is visible under the bottom.
Carved from two fragments of dark green stone mottled with light patches (steatite probably), these two objects represent animals with highly stylized and abstract shapes.
This seal, modeled in the shape of a stylized pig was carved from a cream-colored limestone.
The figurine is flat and slightly rounded. The shield-shaped outline, typical of these idols known as “schematic”, probably represents the silhouette of a seated human body, but without any volume.
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