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Cylinder Seal with a Lion, Griffin, and Bull
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Cylinder Seal with a Lion, Griffin, and Bull


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Description The depicted scene includes a lion and a griffin, both on hind legs, attacking a horned quadruped. The horned quadruped's body faces the lion, but its head is turned to face the griffin. Behind the griffin is another figure, the top of which is difficult to read but the legs on which it stands are that of a bull (bull-man?). A cuneiform inscription in two registers borders the scene.
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Date Description Narrative
5/26/1978Treatmentother
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1941, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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Period
early 2nd Millennium BC (Old Babylonian)
Medium
black stone
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.582
Measurements
H: 1 x Diam: 1/2 in. (2.5 x 1.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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