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Cylinder Seal with Archer and Winged Lion
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Cylinder Seal with Archer and Winged Lion


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Description A worshiper faces a deity standing on a griffin and aiming his bow and arrow at an upright winged lion-demon. The winged disk of Ashur, the patron god of Assyria, appears above. The three-line inscription gives the name of the owner. Assyrians enjoyed the translucent and vibrant colors of semiprecious stones, such as chalcedony.
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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, 1942, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1942

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900-700 BC (Neo-Assyrian)
Medium
carved chalcedony, gold
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.1195
Measurements
H: 2 9/16 x Diam: 13/16 in. (6.6 x 2.1 cm)
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