Description The Assyrian empire rose to power in the Middle Assyrian period. During this time, the art of the cylinder seal increased in naturalism, movement, and sculptural quality. This seal exemplifies these trends as a winged bull alights dramatically, one foreleg folding under the body and one hind leg kicking upward.
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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