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Cylinder Seal

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Object Number:B5099
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number:PBS XIV: 88 - Other Number


CBS Register: Babylonian seal cylinder, calcite (stalag.) hole not cut entirely.

PBS XIV: a nude hunter with outstretched arms protects two ibexes from the attack of two lions. he has a bird like head in profile and wild locks. a second hunter seizes a lion by the tail while wielding a spear over his head. there is a serpent behind and a short weapon in front. Cyl. seal, not thoroughly pierced. Calcite stalactite, 18 x 11 mm. Bagdad, 1890.


[Book] Legrain, Leon. 1925. The Culture of the Babylonians.. The University Museum, Publications of the Babylonian Section. Vol. XIV.View Objects related to this reference

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