Leather Worker(?) in Rooms Framed by Serpo-Felines

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Leather Worker(?) in Rooms Framed by Serpo-Felines

Cylinder seal

Mesopotamia, Late Uruk period
ca. 3500–3100 B.C.
Serpentine
29.5 x 25 mm
Seal no. 1
Item description: 

The earliest period of urban civilization in southern Mesopotamia is named Uruk after the preeminent sanctuary town of the age. At Uruk, monumental architecture and sculpture were found in levels that also yielded cylinder seals and their impressions on clay lumps placed over cords around the necks of jars or on clay balls enclosing small counting devices. Somewhat later, cylinders were rolled onto tablets bearing the first signs of Sumerian writing.