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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- bird


stone -- cylinder seal -- combat -- god versus animal(s)


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. 602.
  • copyright for image:  University of Chicago
• museum number: IM18960


excavation number: As. 33:521


provenience: Tell Asmar

dimension(s) (in cm):
3 x 1.7

material: hematite

date: Akkadian (ca. 2300 - 2200 BC)

description:
Two nude girdled deities destroy bird of prey which is damaging tree; right-hand god wears horned crown and holds mace; other god erased a good deal through wear, his weapon not clear; nude girdled figure subjects bull-man.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:26:08
created: November 22, 2004
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