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Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:30-12-46
Place Name:Iraq, Ur
Period:Kassite
Culture:

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.

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B14309
Place Name:Iraq, Nippur
Period:
Culture:

Description

CBS Register: Seal cylinder. Alabaster. Small.
PBS XIV: An eagle with head in profile and wings and talons outspread, like the bird of Lagash. His counterpart is a composite monster with human bust and bird like head above two hind parts of lion like animals. He seizes with both hands the two tails terminating in birds' or serpents' head. Cyl. seal. Alabaster, 13 x 9 mm

Cylinder Seal

Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B5008
Place Name:Iraq
Period:Babylonian
Culture:

Description

CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, limestone.
PBS XIV: Archaic scene in two registers. In the upper register two seated figures with bird like heads drink through a pipe, from a vase between them. A servant stands behind holding a door. The seats have a plain cubic form, vertical bars, a low back and perhaps a cushion. The door has cross bars and a crest of curved lines suggestive of wicker work. The servant wears the Sumerian skirt of woolen flounced material, closing behind and leaving arms and chest bare. The seated human or divine figures have moreover a long shawl thrown over one shoulder. All are shaven and shorn according to the Sumerian custom. The door, seats and drink may be a symbol of an offering in a temple, or a feast at home.
In the lower register an eagle, with outspread wings, seizes with his talons two crouched ibexes. The animals have one leg lifted in a very well observed attitude. A branch forms a primitive landscape. Cyl. seal. White marble, or shell (?), 43 x 15 mm.

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