13 June 2000
A NEO-ASSYRIAN GRAY CHALCEDONY CYLINDER SEAL
circa 700 b.c.
Depicting a worshipper before a winged deity who holds three pomegranates, and a hero with a scimitar in his left hand holding the fore-leg of a winged rearing goat
1½ in. (3.8 cm) high
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