Cylinder seals by Various

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


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

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

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British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8181

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