11 June 2001
A NEO-BABYLONIAN PINK CHALCEDONY CYLINDER SEAL
Circa 800-600 B.C.
With a bearded hero gripping two eagles by their necks, the hero wearing a short-sleeved shirt with cross-hatching, and a long open skirt, revealing a shorter garment above the advanced left leg, the eagles with their heads turned out, their talons at his sides, flapping their wings to escape, the terminal a star and a rhomb, with line borders above and below
31 X 14 mm
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For three figure contests of this period see ch. XVII, p. 165ff in Collon, Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum, Cylinder Seals V, Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian Periods.
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