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Cylinder Seal - AM.0382
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 2400 BC to 2200 BC
Dimensions: 1.10" (2.8cm) high
Collection: Near Eastern
Medium: Stone

Additional Information: f
Location: Great Britain
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‘The design, which is put between upper and lower decorative bands, shows two bulls with heads down confronting each other, while a horned animal of a different kind is rearing behind each bull. A heraldic eagle is put above the bulls’ heads: head at top, wings spread and tail feathers down.

This comes from the area stretching from the Middle Tigris to West Iran and dates to c. 2400- 2200 B.C. It is a rare type of seal and exceptional both for the fine engraving, and for its good state of preservation.’

Interpretation and dating provided by Professor Lambert. - (AM.0382)


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