11 June 2001
A NEO-BABYLONIAN BANDED AGATE CYLINDER SEAL
Circa 1000-800 B.C.
With a winged lion-griffin with avian hind-legs in profile to the right, his wings hanging, his arms outstretched, holding an ibex in his raised right hand, a lion with its head turned back in his left hand, the terminal a winged solar disk above a stand, with a four-line inscription in Babylonian cuneiform reading, "To Shamash, Mr...., physician, dedicated (this seal)"
27 X 12 mm
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