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Cylinder seals

Stone cylinder seal, beginning of the 2nd millennium B.C., Musée du Louvre

Stone cylinder seal, beginning of the 2nd millennium B.C., Musée du Louvre

© RMN/Franck Raux

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Material
Shell | Stone
Type
Seals
Details
Cylinder seals of stone, shell, frit, etc. These look like large cylindrical beads with pictures engraved on them, and often a cuneiform inscription. They range in length from 2 to 7 cm, and in diameter from 1 to 3 cm.
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Countries
Iraq
Period
Pre-Islamic