between 3100 B.C. and 2900 B.C.
27.5 x 17.5 mm
Morgan Seal 32
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.
"Scorpions over a crisscross pattern are seen on the Jamdat Nasr seal Berlin 44, while on another Jamdat Nasr seal, Berlin 46, scorpions occur in the lower register and birds in the upper. On the basis of the evidence of these two seals, 32 may be dated correspondingly, although the rendering has greater plastic expression than is usual in seals of this type." Porada, CANES, p. 7
Two facing scorpions, two birds -- Crescent, star in field -- Crisscross pattern below.