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Old Babylonian Cylinder Seal Depicting Fighting Animals on Modern Necklace

Old Babylonian
1925 BCE - 1700 BCE

1 9/16 x 7/16 x 7/16 in. (4 x 1.1 x 1.1 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: S.109
Geography: Asia
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Personal Gear
Culture/Nationality: Mesopotamian

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  • cylinder seals - Cylinders of hard material engraved in intaglio upon the curved surface, used especially in ancient Mesopotamia to roll an identifying impression on wet clay.
  • Mesopotamian - Refers to the culture that developed in the geographic area of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, from the mountains of Asia Minor to the Persian Gulf, includes part of modern Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey.
  • Old Babylonian - Refers to the period in Mesopotamia roughly from the founding of the first dynasty of Babylon in 1894 BCE until the Hittite sack of Babylon in 1595 BCE.

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  • A Century Affirmed in the Bryn Mawr College Collections Bryn Mawr College , Apr 18, 1984 – Dec 7, 1984

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