The Calcite group is composed of minerals that have flat triangular shaped carbonate ions (CO3).  They have perfect cleavage and exhibit strong double refraction.  Minerals in this group can partially or fully replace one another.  

Objects: Calcite Group Export: JSON - XML - CSV Clay Seals and Sealings

Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
13521 31-17-118 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Calcite. White. 2 registers. Imperfect condition. Above: banquet scene, 3 seated figures, two of them sucking drink through a tube the third approached by a standing figure third approached by a standing figure. Below: two rows and a spread eagle.
13722 31-17-24 (none) (none) Stamp seal. Translucent white quartzite(?) oval, flat below & rounded above: on the flat base, traces of an animal design mostly done with a drill-point, in dots joined up by rough engraving; the design really unrecognisable now. [drawing 1:1]
16555 31-43-20, 31-43-20 (none) (none) Cylinder seal, white calcite. Ga-ad-i(?)-li(?)-a, daughter of Ah(?)-na-nu-um H.C. 30/II, 11
17835A 32-40-308 (none) (none) [A-B] Two lion's heads. Silhouetted in profile. White calcite, originally painted red, but the color gone: both are really stamp seals with rough designs drill-cut on the flat lower surface. Both are pierced for suspension from the top of the head to the bottom of the mane. [drawing]
497 (none) (none) B15250 Scaraboid. White steatite. inscr. [drawing]
7917 (none) (none) B16905 Flat seal. Hemispherical. Calcite. Greyish. Animal? design.
9310 (none) (none) B17009 Cylinder seal White shell Nude reclining figure, one figure standing facing, and 2 men fighting (?) Short inscription: urd nisaba
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Alabaster - Calcite


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