13 June 2000
A MIDDLE ASSYRIAN AGATE CYLINDER SEAL
circa 13th century b.c.
Engraved with a lion attacking a bull, the rearing, roaring lion in profile to the left, its mane a fringe of hair, with its right fore-paw on the bull's flank, a cuneiform inscription in two rows above
15/8 in. (4.1 cm) high
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