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Cylinder Seal with Horned Animals before a Temple
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Cylinder Seal with Horned Animals before a Temple


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Two horned animals stand before a temple façade decorated with geometric patterns. They may represent a sacred herd, animals raised at the temple for sacrifice.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/05/1970Treatmentcleaned; other
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
ca. 3200-2900 BC (Jamdet Nasr)
Medium
carved white stone
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.665
Measurements
H: 1 3/8 x Diam: 1 1/8 in. (3.6 x 2.9 cm)
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