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Cylinder Seal with Scorpion Man Shooting at Winged Creatures
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Cylinder Seal with Scorpion Man Shooting at Winged Creatures


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Description During the Middle Assyrian period, seal carvers expanded their repertoire of fantastic and mythical creatures. On this seal, a bird-man with a scorpion tail aims a bow and arrow at a winged lion-griffin standing on a hillock.
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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
1400-1200 BC (Middle Assyrian)
Medium
carved chalcedony
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.807
Measurements
H: 1 1/4 x Diam: 9/16 in. (3.2 x 1.4 cm)
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