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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- mythological creature -- bull, human-headed


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- goat


stone -- cylinder seal -- combat


stone -- cylinder seal -- heroic figure -- hero


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. 549.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM18961


excavation number: As. 33:321


provenience: Tell Asmar

dimension(s) (in cm):
2.7 x 1.4

material: limestone

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

description:
Lion, crossed by human-headed bull held by man, attacks goat; star and snake(?) in field.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:25:54
created: October 24, 2004
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