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Cylinder Seal

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Object Number:
B15248
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
E-nun-mah, W corner below the foundation of the drain
Date Made:
8th century BC
Early Date:
-800
Late Date:
-700
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Carnelian
Description:
archer in chariot
CBS Register: cylinder seal, carnelian
UE X: Assyrian chariot with the archer shooting while the driver holds the reins of the galloping horses. The enemy bowman shoots from the ground. He is down on one knee, the other leg being raised against the horses' legs. The wheels have six spokes. There is a flagpole and a lion's mask at the back of the chariot, and star and crescent in the sky. Carnelian cylinder.
Length:
2.5cm
Width:
1cm
Other Number:
U.775   -   Field No SF
UE X: 611   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Woolley, C. Leonard. Ur Excavations: The building of the Third Dynasty. VI.
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