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Cylinder Seal with Human Headed Winged Bull and Inscription
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Cylinder Seal with Human Headed Winged Bull and Inscription


Description Provenance Credit
Description This scene on this seal depicts a human headed, winged lion wearing a horned crown, with an inverted crescent in the field above him. The scene also incorporates a cuneiform inscription in three registers.
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
late 2nd millenium BC (Neo-Babylonian (?); Assyrian (?))
Medium
yellow transparent stone
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.808
Measurements
H: 15/16 x Diam: 3/8 in. (2.4 x 0.9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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