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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- mythological creature -- bullman


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- lion


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- water buffalo


stone -- cylinder seal -- combat -- bullman


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. 396.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM27202


excavation number: Kh. VI 50


provenience: Khafaje

dimension(s) (in cm):
2.5 x 1.5

material: green stone

date: Akkadian (ca. 2300 - 2200 BC)

description:
Girdled nude hero attacking water buffalo; bullman attacking lion; inscription.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:25:02
created: February 18, 2004
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