13 June 2000
A MESOPOTAMIAN LAPIS LAZULI CYLINDER SEAL
early dynastic iii, circa 2500 b.c.
Engraved with two lions, both attacking a stag, and a man attacking a feline with a dagger and a three-pronged weapon; together with a modern lapis lazuli cylinder seal
7/8 in. (2.2 cm) high (2)
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