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Cylinder Seal with Genius and Human-Headed Lions
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Cylinder Seal with Genius and Human-Headed Lions


Description Provenance Credit
Description A four-winged genius grasps two winged, human-headed lions by their beards. The winged genius served as a protective guardian.
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
900-700 BC (Neo-Assyrian)
Medium
carved chalcedony
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.666
Measurements
H: 1 3/8 x Diam: 9/16 in. (3.5 x 1.5 cm)
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