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Gable-shaped seal
4000 BCE-2900 BCE

Medium
chlorite, talc
Measurements
2.4 × 1.7 × 1.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Syria
Accession Number
3132B-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1929
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Rectangular seal with a flat base and gabled top. Perforated at either end, 4.5-5.0 mm wide. Engraved with a hand tool with the body sections probably gouged out as a preliminary step. The engraving depicts a quadruped, possibly an antelope, with long, backward-curving horns and a short stubby tail, walking to the left. Above the haunch is a four point star.