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Cylinder Seal with a Nude Hero
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Cylinder Seal with a Nude Hero


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In the Akkadian period, seal designs became more detailed. In the two scenes on this seal, a heroic figure with heavy beard and long curls holds off two roaring lions, and another hero struggles with a water buffalo. The inscription in the panel identifies the owner of this seal as "Ur-Inanna, the farmer."
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Date Description Narrative
5/05/1970Treatmentcleaned; other
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 [Translation] Ur-Inanna, the farmer
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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Period
2350-2150 BC (Old Akkadian)
Medium
carved black stone
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.676
Measurements
H: 1 7/16 x Diam: 15/16 in. (3.7 x 2.4 cm)
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