Cylinder seals by Various artists

150 cylinder seals including examples of all the main styles from Babylonia and Assyria and the North Syrian area.

Details

Art Fund grant:
£1,500 ( Total: £3,000)
Acquired in:
1945
Vendor:
Lord Southesk

The best period was the time of the Agade kings, circa 2300 BC. Two seals were subsequently found to be forgeries.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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