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Cylinder seal: ANE.8.2005

Object information

Current Location: In storage

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Description

Small white cylinder seal, presentation scene, worn

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.023 m
Width: 0.011 m

Relative size of this object

1.1 cm2.3 cm1 mm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2005) by Groos, Gordon, Mr. and Mrs.

Dating

Old Babylonian
Circa -2340 - -2159

Materials used in production

possibly Aragonite/Calcite Quartzite

Identification numbers

Accession number: ANE.8.2005
Primary reference Number: 137220
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 12 May 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Cylinder seal" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/137220 Accessed: 2023-02-09 13:45:00

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