London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A BABYLONIAN KASSITE/MIDDLE ASSYRIAN CORNELIAN CYLINDER SEAL
CIRCA 1200-1100 B.C.
Showing a nude male figure with hands held aloft and streams of water flowing into two jars on the ground, a Kassite cross in front of him, a branching tree with bent trunk and bird perched in its uppermost branches flanked below by a seated winged bearded sphinx and a locust, above a pair of facing recumbent horned quadrupeds, a rhomb in the field
1 1/16 in. (2.6 cm.) high
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