The Ashmolean

Iraq: Navel of the World

City Life [2]

Stamp seals in the shape of wild or domestic animals were used to seal packages, doors, and containers in the fourth millennium BC. These stone examples from Kish show a ram and a lion's head, with crude drilled images of four-legged animals on the side to be impressed.
[1931.118, 1920.257]

Click on the images below to find out more.