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Cylinder Seal

Object Number:35-1-21
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Jadeite
Iconography:Gilgamesh
Lion
Eagle
Length: 2.4 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1935
Other Number:U.18981 - Field No SF
UE X: 187 - Other Number

Description

Jadeite. concave. twin group - Gilgamesh and upturned lion. eagle

UE X: Gilgamesh wrestling with lions whch he holds head down by pulling up their tails and hind legs. In one case he is standing, in the other he is down on one knee; but always with one foot pressing the lions's back or its head. A cartouche-here blank-is reserved for the name of the owner, between the bodies of the upturned lions. A spread eagle above is also unfinished. Green stone cylinder.

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