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Stamp Seal With Geometric Motif

UnknownUruk Period, 3700-3100 BC

Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures Museum

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

Early stamp seals often had geometric designs. They were impressed on wet clay and used to protect storerooms and containers. Stamp seals were in use in Mesopotamia from the 7th millennium to the 4th millennium BC, when they were replaced by cylinder seals.

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