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Cylinder Seal with a Two-Humped Camel Carrying a Divine Couple
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Cylinder Seal with a Two-Humped Camel Carrying a Divine Couple


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Description This seal shows a divine couple sitting on the two humps of a Bactrian camel, one of the earliest images of this animal. Above them hovers a winged rosette, which is a protective emblem. A smaller figure holding a bow stands on the head and neck of the camel. A winged female deity, stands off to the side, facing a contest between a man and a beast. The surrounding space is filled with a variety of animals, including a lion, scorpion, bull, and gazelle.
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Date Description Narrative
6/25/1976Examinationother
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.
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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Period
1800-1650 BC (Syria II-III)
Medium
carved hematite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.804
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 x Diam: 1/2 in. (2.8 x 1.3 cm)
Geography
  • Syria (Place of Discovery)

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