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Cylinder Seal with Enkidu Vanquishing the Bull of Heaven
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Cylinder Seal with Enkidu Vanquishing the Bull of Heaven


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description At the center of the depicted scene is a handled jug on a stand. Flanking this motif on both sides is an animal contest motif with a bearded hero/bull-man in horned headdress battling a bull-man. At the edge of the scene is a cuneiform inscription in two registers at the top, and beneath it is a small four legged animal with a long tail that curls upward.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/04/1968Treatmentother
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]
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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Period
1970-1670 BC (early Old Babylonian; Babylon I)
Medium
hematite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.786
Measurements
H: 7/8 x Diam: 9/16 in. (2.3 x 1.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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