Mesopotamian cylinder seal

Description
The image on this cylinder seal is of three rows of fish. The bottom row seem to be swimming in the opposite direction to the others, whilst the central row is off set from the others. This seal might have been used by an official who dealt with fishing.
Accession Loan No.
86/1966/S9
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
Mesopotamian cylinder seal
Simple Name
seal
Full Name
cylinder seal
Dimensions
whole height 19 mm; whole diameter 14 mm
Cultural Group
Mesopotamia
Production Year Low
-3000
Production Year High
-2900
Family Group

Material
limestone
Function Name
identifying/ trading/ protecting
Function Detail
for identification, to authenticate documents; to seal tablets and envelopes giving details of consignments of goods, agreements, identified ownership; to secure doors and containers; of decorative, amuletic value
Collector / Excavator
Corkill, N.L., Dr
Collection Site Name
Lagash, (Telloh?)
Collection Town
Lagash (city state)
Collection Country
Iraq
Collection Area Region
Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Collection Continent
Asia

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