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Cylinder Seal

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Object Number:
30-12-46
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
PD, pylon of the gateway, Cassite foundation deposit
Locus:
PD. Foundation deposit.
Period:
Kassite
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Shell
Iconography:
Eagle
Man
Bull
Antelope
Description:
CBS Register. Ur 1928-9, Season VII. Cylinder Seal. shell. Kassite period. Eagleman, with wings and claws, stands on two bulls, grasps two antelopes, Flying eagle.
UE X: the eagle man master of the wild animals. Two bulls back to back and sinking on their knees form his pedestal. He sinks his claws in their hind quarters. With extended arms he grasps galloping antelopes by their horns. His wings spread above horizontally. He has a bull's tail and a pointed mitre. Beside him an eagle flying in profile hovers above a big fish. Shell cylinder.
Length:
3.6cm
Width:
1.6cm
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Other Number:
U.12691   -   Field No SF
UE X: 607   -   Other Number
B17765   -   Old Museum Number

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