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Cylinder Seal with Griffins, Humans and a Winged Disk
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Cylinder Seal with Griffins, Humans and a Winged Disk


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Appearing in the upper register of this seal, 3 figures flank a stylized sacred tree with a winged disk above. Two winged monsters with eagle heads and scorpion tails flank a falling goat in the lower register. The linear style of carving of this seal is characteristic of the 9th and 8th centuries BC.
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Date Description Narrative
10/23/1974Treatmentother
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
900-700 BC (Neo-Assyrian)
Medium
black stone, iron pin
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.735
Measurements
H: 1 3/8 x Diam: 1/2 in. (3.5 x 1.2 cm)
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