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cylinder seal

Chlorite cylinder seal engraved with a man with upraised arms, a recumbent goat, and a monster with a human body and bird's head and wings. Above is a fish; in the field are six raised dots and an ox's head.

AN411429001001

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Department: Greek & Roman Antiquities

Registration number: 1898,1201.11

Greek and Roman Antiquities catalogue number: Gem 136

Bibliographic reference
Kiely 2011b 1.5
Gem 136
Kenna 1971 no. 31
Johnson 1980 no. 32, pl. X
Joyner et al. 2006 p. 136

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Object types
cylinder seal (all objects)

Materials
chlorite (all objects)
Techniques
engraved (scope note | all objects)
Production place
Made in Cyprus (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus)
Place (findspot)
Excavated/Findspot Maroni, Tomb 1 (all objects)
(Europe,Cyprus,Larnaka (district),Maroni)
Date
1600BC-1200BC
Period/Culture
Late Cypriot I (all objects)
Late Cypriot II (all objects)


Description
Chlorite cylinder seal engraved with a man with upraised arms, a recumbent goat, and a monster with a human body and bird's head and wings. Above is a fish; in the field are six raised dots and an ox's head.

Dimensions
Length: 1.5 centimetres
Diameter: 0.7 centimetres

Subject
mythical figure/creature (all objects)
mammal (all objects)
fish (all objects)


Acquisition date
1898

Acquisition name
Excavated by The British Museum (biographical details | all objects)


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