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stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- bull / cattle


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- lion


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


  • bibliography and image source: Martin, Harriet: (unpublished; courtesy British School of Archaeology in Iraq). .
  • copyright for image:  British School of Archaeology in Iraq
• museum number: -


excavation number: AbS1713


provenience: Abu Salabikh

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 2; diam.: 1.3

material: limestone

date: (ca. 2500 BC)

description:
A lion walks to the right, its tail raised along its back. It confronts another quadruped, probably a bull, also walking but to the left, with its horned head lowered. In the field behind the two animals is a scorpion. The carving is linear and deep. Heads are in profile.

status: feared to be stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:30:43
created: April 29, 2004
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