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Cylinder Seal with Archer and Winged Lion
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Cylinder Seal with Archer and Winged Lion


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A worshiper faces a deity standing on a griffin and aiming his bow and arrow at an upright winged lion-demon. The winged disk of Ashur, the patron god of Assyria, appears above. The three-line inscription gives the name of the owner. Assyrians enjoyed the translucent and vibrant colors of semiprecious stones, such as chalcedony.
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Date Description Narrative
6/04/1968Treatmentother
Provenance Mrs. Henry Walters, New York; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941; Walters Art Museum, 1942, by purchase.
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Credit Museum purchase, 1942

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Period
900-700 BC (Neo-Assyrian)
Medium
carved chalcedony, gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1195
Measurements
2 9/16 x 13/16 in. (6.6 x 2.1 cm) (h. x diam.)
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