12 June 2002
THE SURENA COLLECTION OF ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN CYLINDER SEALS
A NEO-BABYLONIAN PINK CHALCEDONY CYLINDER SEAL
Circa 750-600 B.C.
With a hero gripping the beards of two facing scorpion-men, the two with human heads, a scorpion body and tail, and avian legs and wings, the hero clad in a short skirt, with a long beard
26 X 11.5 mm
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For scorpion-man see I.5.2.33, p. 11 in Collon, Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum, Cylinder Seals V, Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian.
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