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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- mythological creature -- bull, human-headed


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- goat


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- lion


stone -- cylinder seal -- combat -- male versus animal


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. 375.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM42561


excavation number: Kh. IX 40


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
2 x 1.1

material: lapis lazuli

date: Early Dynastic III (ca. 2500 - 2350 BC)

description:
Lion attacking goat crosses human-headed bull attacked by another lion, which is restrained by nude figure.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:24:54
created: October 14, 2003
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