Eagle Above Hatched Undulating Line and Crosshatched Triangle Below

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greenish-black serpentine
Overall: 1 × 1/2 in. (2.6 × 1.3 cm)
Morgan Seal 265
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908

"Seals 264-266, each of which presents a frieze with an eagle in the center, are characterized as Post-Akkad stones by their deeply incised engraving. Moreover, the eagle in 264 and 265 corresponds with a similar figure in Berlin 247, a seal showing in its lower register the birds found to be distinctive of Post-Akkad cylinders (258, 260)." Porada, CANES, p. 32


Undulating crosshatched line with eagle above and crosshatched triangle below.