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Cylinder Seal with a Figure, Animals, and an Inscription
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Cylinder Seal with a Figure, Animals, and an Inscription


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Disproportionate to the point of being disfigured, a standing figure in long robe (cinched at waist) feeds two animals which look like reindeer-giraffe hybrids beneath a sun with rays emanating from it. The scene also includes three registers of cuneiform.
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.
Inscriptions [Transliteration, Cuneiform] 1. {d}ki-tir 2. ze2-er sza3 za 3. MI sza3-du [https://cdli.ucla.edu/search/archival_view.php?ObjectID=P272864]
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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Period
n.d.
Medium
black stone
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.634
Measurements
Diam: 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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