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Cylinder Seal

Object Number:B5062
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Babylonian
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition Purchase, 1890
Other Number:PBS XIV: 74 - Other Number
Ward Seal Cyl. No. 171 - Other Number
L.961.12.10 - Old Loan Number


CBS Register: Babylonian cylinder seal. Diorite.

PBS XIV: two rampant lions attack and bite in the neck two crossed bulls. a hunter has seized a lion by the tail and strikes him on the head with a knife or crooked stick. His head isin profile, he has a long beard and a short loin cloth. A plant with triangular leaves or fruits and a lizard form a primitive landscape. There is an eagle withoutspread wings and head in profile, and in the lower register a small worshiper, perhaps the owner of the seal. He stands up, with hands clasped, in an attitude of respect. His head is bare, his chin grows a short beard. a long shawl is thrown over his left shoulder, and reaches below the knee. Cyl. seal. black diorite, 29 x 18 1/2 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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