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


stone -- cylinder seal -- animals -- buffalo


stone -- cylinder seal -- combat -- bullman


stone -- cylinder seal -- combat -- hero


stone -- cylinder seal -- heroic figure -- hero
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  • bibliography and image source: Gibson, McGuire (et al.): Excavations at Nippur. Twelfth Season. Oriental Institute Communications 23. Chicago: Oriental Institute, fig. 9:1.
  • copyright for image:  Oriental Institute
• museum number: IM77298


excavation number: 12N622?


provenience: Nippur

dimension(s) (in cm):
Length: 4.0 cm, Diam: 2.5 cm

material: black stone

date: Akkadian (ca. 2250 BC)

description:
Combat scenes (left to right): naked hero, to right, grasps hoof and horn of rampant bull. Second naked hero grasps buffalo. Bullman grasps lion. Heroes and bullmen full-faced with curled beards. Akkadian.

status: stolen




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:31:46
created: May 10, 2006
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