London, South Kensington
13 May 2003
A MIDDLE ASSYRIAN HAEMATITE CYLINDER SEAL
CIRCA 13TH CENTURY B.C.
With a lion and bull in contest, the bull protecting a calf which lies recumbent between them, both reared up on their hindlegs, the lion with bared teeth and luxuriant mane, a star and crescent moon above
1½ in. (3.8 cm.) high
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Cf. D. Collon, First Impressions: Cylinder seals in the Ancient Near East, The British Museum, London, 1987, pp. 66-67, pl. 282 for similar.
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