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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- lion


stone -- cylinder seal -- combat -- bullman
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  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Umm al-Hafriyat Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM83171


excavation number: UmH286


provenience: Umm al-Hafriyat

dimension(s) (in cm):
Height: 1.8 cm, diam: 1.2 cm

material: Hard opaque white stone (marble?)

date: Akkadian (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
Half of a stone cylinder seal. Scene: combat scene. In the extant scene, a lion fights with a bull man in the center. On the right is part of a nude man. Color is dark greenish gray.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:19:26
created: March 4, 2005
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