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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- goat


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- lion


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- panther


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


stone -- 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. 332.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: -


excavation number: Kh. III 265


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
3.7 x 2.4

material: white translucent stone

date: Early Dynastic IIIa (ca. 2500 - 2400 BC)

description:
Goat attacked by panther, restrained by long-haired bullman, and by lion crossing another goat attacked by another panther; scorpion beneath blank inscription panel.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:24:42
created: October 14, 2003
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