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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- bull / cattle


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- lion


stone -- cylinder seal -- combat -- animal combat


stone -- cylinder seal -- combat -- male versus animal


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


seal + modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet, and J. Moon and J.N. Postgate: Graves 1-99. Abu Salabikh Excavations Vol. 2. London: British School of Archaeology in Iraq, Pl. XXXI a.
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: IM78859


excavation number: AbS469


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 2.75; diam.: 1.85

material: calcite

date: -

description:
Surface decaying. Central 'hero' flanked by bulls, their heads turned back to ward off lions (one with a deeply incised mane) threatening from behind. A male figure with an incised 'radiate' head struggles with a rampant bull which turns its head back.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:30
created: April 27, 2004
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