JEMDET NASR CYLINDER SEAL

MS 3020/1
MS Short Title JEMDET NASR CYLINDER SEAL
Text JEMDET NASR CYLINDER SEAL, WITH VEGETATION, FLAX AND REED STALKS
Description Cylinder seal on black chlorite, Sumer, ca. 31st c. BC, 1 seal, h. 2,8 cm, diam 2,0 cm, showing 2 types of vegetation flax and reed stalks.
Context For a Jemdet Nasr cylinder seal impression, see MS 3019/2 (not on website display).
Commentary A very unusual design. The 2 signs had contemporary parallels with the pictographic signs NAGA and GI4.
Place of origin Sumer
Dates ca 3000 BC

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