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Cylinder Seal with Four Beasts in Combat
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Cylinder Seal with Four Beasts in Combat


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Description The scene on this seal depicts a lion attacking a horned quadruped. A second horned quadruped is shown being attacked by a winged monster with talons. Between these two sets of battling creatures is a small juglet suspended in the field. There is a cuneiform inscription in two registers, and above the registers is a disk with a star in it, cradled in an inverted crescent.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/04/1968Treatmentother
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
1970-1670 BC (early Old Babylonian; Babylon I)
Medium
hematite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.814
Measurements
H: 13/16 x Diam: 7/16 in. (2 x 1.2 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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