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cylinder seal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    104490

  • Description

    Greenstone facies cylinder seal; contest scene- antithetical group consisting of a bearded hero, naked except for a belt (not visable on the photograph), in conflict with a bull which he is stabbling, and of a sheep in conflict with a bearded hero who is wearing a hat which flares outwards and a skirt. Lion in conflict with a long-haired bull-man (Ea-Bani?) whose horns seem to be attached to a flat cap, thus resembling a divine head-dress; seal has one small chip; ends are worn.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2400BC-2200BC
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 3.5 centimetres
    • Width: 2.25 centimetres
    • Length: 1.375 centimetres
    • Width: 0.875 inches
  • Bibliography

    • Collon 1982a 19, pl.IV bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Fair; seal has one small chip; ends are worn.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1912

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    104490

  • Registration number

    1912,0511.5

Greenstone facies cylinder seal; contest scene- antithetical group consisting of a bearded hero, naked except for a belt (not visable on the photograph), in conflict with a bull which he is stabbling, and of a sheep in conflict with a bearded hero who is wearing a hat which flares outwards and a skirt. Lion in conflict with a long-haired bull-man (Ea-Bani?) whose horns seem to be attached to a flat cap, thus resembling a divine head-dress; seal has one small chip; ends are worn.

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