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Cylinder seal Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Jemdet Nasr, 3100–2900 B.C.

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Cylinder seal Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Jemdet Nasr, 3100–2900 B.C.E. Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Somehow it resembles the Squatting Man pattern, or the geometric. Here you have the negative:

 Cylinder seal. Near Eastern, esopotamian, Sumerian. Jemdet Nasr 3100–2900 B.C.

Cylinder seal. Near Eastern, esopotamian, Sumerian. Jemdet Nasr
3100–2900 B.C.

The caption from MFA reads:

Abstract, geometric rendering of plant designs, horizontal line forming border at top and bottom.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.

Object Place: Mesopotamia

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 24.9 mm x 10.5

Accession Number

65.1446

Medium or Technique

Buff steatite with blue glaze

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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