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


shell -- cylinder seal -- combat -- monster / demon, en face


shell -- cylinder seal -- combat -- bullman


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. 254.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: -


excavation number: Kh. IV 338


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
2.8 x 1.8

material: shell

date: Early Dynastic II -

description:
Monster consisting of human upper part, his legs being lions whose tails end in snakes held in his hands; bull-man with dagger holding hind leg of inverted lion; two registers beside these figures: in the upper, crescent, star, man, two crossed lions, and scorpion; in the lower, star, crescent, crossed bull and ram, and man.

status: feared to be stolen




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