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Cylinder Seal with Animals on Hind Legs
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Cylinder Seal with Animals on Hind Legs


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The scene depicts a central motif of crossed lions, their heads back-to-back with an inverted crescent in the field between them. Each lion faces a strange, horned quadruped (re-cut?) that rears up on its hind legs. Behind the horned quadrupeds is a cuneiform inscription in two registers. In the field above the registers is a cross enclosed in a ring, cradled by an inverted crescent.
Provenance Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Inscription] From cdli: @seal 1. {d}utu 2. {d}a-a
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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Period
2000-1700 BC (Isin-Larsa (?); Early Dynastic (?))
Medium
hematite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.583
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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