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


stone -- cylinder seal -- mythological creature -- Lamassu


stone -- cylinder seal -- combat -- male versus monster
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modern impression
  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire: (unpublished). Chicago: Nippur Expedition,
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM56050


excavation number: 2N170


provenience: Nippur

dimension(s) (in cm):
Length: 4.6 cm, Diam: 1.3 cm

material: brown and white agate

date: Neo Assyrian (ca. 700 BC)

description:
Combat: man wearingh polos in combat with two winged human-headed bulls (lamassu).

status: stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:31:19
created: August 1, 2005
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