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Cylinder Seal - AM.0383
Origin: Mesopotamia
Circa: 2300 BC to 2200 BC

Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: White Marble

Additional Information: 2.3 cm x 1 cm / f
Location: Great Britain
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‘The design shows a heraldic eagle—head at the top, wings spread and tail feather down— gripping in each talon the rump of a standing horned animal. A plant forms a terminal and dots fill the spaces. The design rests on a decorative band of zig-zag line and dots filling the spaces so created.

This is an Akkadian seal from Central Mesopotamia, c. 2300-2200 B.C. It is a rare type and finely cut. The condition is good.’

Interpretation and dating provided by Professor Lambert. - (AM.0383)


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