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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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shell -- cylinder seal -- combat -- animal combat


seal + modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq). .
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: AbS2738


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):


material: shell

date: -

description:
Complete, but surface very worn and flaking along the natural layering of the shell. The design is hardly visible, but it includes the diagonal body of a quadruped with its hindquarters and upper part of hind legs. Its head is thrown sharply back or it is crossed with the neck of another animal. Possibly there is a lion's head visible to the left of the quadruped.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:58
created: April 30, 2004
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