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stamp-seal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    123208

  • Description

    Circular, dark green steatite stamp seal with pierced, centrally grooved lug at top, base engraved with inscription in Indus script above a humped bull facing right; one side badly chipped.

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 2.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Indus
  • Bibliography

    • Mitchell T C 1986a no.2, p.279, fig. 107 bibliographic details
    • Gadd 1933a p.43 bibliographic details
    • Woolley et al 1934a p.593, pl.211 bibliographic details
    • Gadd 1932a pp.13-14, pl.III: 16 and pp.201-202 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2017 28 Jun-08 Oct, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2017 1 Mar-31 May, National Museum of China, Beijing, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' 2016-2017 08 Sep-29 Jan, National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' 2016 13 Feb-18 Jun, National Museum of Western Australia, Perth, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2015-2016 20 Sep-11 Jan, Kobe City Museum, Kobe, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2015 14 Jul–6 Sep, Kyushu National Museum, Dazaifu, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2015 18 Apr–28 Jun, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2014-2015 13 Dec-15 Mar, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
    2014 23 Apr-01 Aug, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects’
    2000, Tokyo, 'Indus Valley'
    1996 17 Jan-31 Dec, Israel, Jerusalem, Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem : A Capital for all Times. Royal Cities of the Biblical World Exhibition: Jerusalem Room of Writing Babylonian Room, case 6

  • Condition

    Fair; one side badly chipped.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1932

  • Acquisition notes

    Antiquities assigned to the British Museum from the excavations at Ur, season 1931-1932.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    123208

  • Registration number

    1932,1008.178

  • Additional IDs

    • U.17649 (excavation number)
Circular, dark green steatite stamp seal with pierced, centrally grooved lug at top, base engraved with inscription above a humped bull facing right; one side badly chipped.

Circular, dark green steatite stamp seal with pierced, centrally grooved lug at top, base engraved with inscription above a humped bull facing right; one side badly chipped.

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