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stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- bird


stone -- cylinder seal -- architecture -- Ziqqurat
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  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Nippur Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: -


excavation number: 12N744


provenience: Nippur

dimension(s) (in cm):


material:

date: Early Dynastic III or Akkadian (ca. 2400 - 2200 BC)

description:
upper register: male figure framed by two reclining quadrupeds (goats?) in heraldic arrangement ('master of animals), altinerating with bird; lower register: building work, construction of ziqqurat(?)

status: stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:15:30
created: February 24, 2006
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