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Stamp seals and their impressions

Stone stamp seals, Jamdat Naser period, about 3000 B.C., Iraq Museum

Stone stamp seals, Jamdat Naser period, about 3000 B.C., Iraq Museum

© Photo, Scala, Florence
Stone stamp seals in the shape of animals and their impression, about 3000 B.C.

Stone stamp seals in the shape of animals and their impression, about 3000 B.C.

© Musée du Louvre

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Material
Shell | Stone | Ceramics | Metals
Type
Seals
Details
Stamp seals of stone, shell, etc., and their impressions. Stamp seals are small lumps of stone, often animal or gem-shaped (about 3 or 4 cm), with pictures carved on one side (about 1.5 to 3 cm). Impressions are lumps of clay with small pictures from cylinder seals or stamp seals impressed in them.
Red List
Emergency Red List of Iraqi Antiquities at Risk
Countries
Iraq
Period
Pre-Islamic