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stone -- cylinder seal -- gods -- god in boat


stone -- cylinder seal -- mythological creature -- eagle, lion-headed


stone -- cylinder seal -- boat scenes -- god in boat


modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Frankfort, Henri: Stratified Cylinder Seals from the Diyala Region. Oriental Institute Publications 72. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, no. 499.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM18957


excavation number: As. 33:191


provenience: Tell Asmar

dimension(s) (in cm):
3.2 x 2.2

material: limestone

date: Early Dynastic III (ca. 2500 - 2350 BC)

description:
God in boat whose human-shaped horned prow uses punting pole. Scorpion-man (head lost) in front of god; in field, Anzu (lion-headed eagle) holding goat in one claw and lion crossing bull in the other; plow, lion, and inverted goat below.

status: feared to be stolen




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