14745. Jemdet Nasr Srone Cylinder Seal
Mesopotamia, Ca. 3100 to 2900 BC
A fine carved repeating scene representing garden archways with flora and geometric motifs. Pierced for suspension. Size: 1-1/2 inches (3.7 cm) H. Intact. Provenance: Ex Brooklyn NY Coll, Acq from Dave Libert, Time Machine buy or bid sales; Flushing NY, early 2000s.
Compare with a similar example in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 51.25.14 cp: Pittman, Holly. 1994. The Glazed Steatite Glyptic Style: The Structure and Function of an Image System in the Administration of Protoliterate Mesopotamia. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, no. D404:05.
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