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Intact Clay Envelope With Seal Impressions

UnknownLate Uruk Period, 3350-3100 BC

Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures Museum

Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures Museum
Chicago, United States

Part of the token accounting system in Mesopotamia, this clay envelope was sealed with a different seal on each side. The first seal (the visible one) shows a man pushing a plow that is connected to a bull or ox, while the second seal depicts men with cloth.

Details

  • Title: Intact Clay Envelope With Seal Impressions
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Late Uruk Period, 3350-3100 BC
  • Physical Location: Chicago, IL
  • Location Created: Chogha Mish, Iran
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 5.6 x L: 5.6 x W: 5.1 cm
  • Provenance: Acquired by Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures Excavation at Chogha Mish, Iran in 1966
  • Type: Envelope, Clay
  • Rights: © ISAC Museum
  • External Link: Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures, ISACM A32474, D. 9203, Exhibit Catalog: Visible Language (Cat. No. 35)
  • Medium: Clay, Unbaked
  • Photographer: Anna R. Ressman
  • Photograph Registration Number: D. 9203
  • Object Registration Number: ISACM A32474

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