London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A SYRIAN HAEMATITE CYLINDER SEAL
CIRCA 1800-1700 B.C.
The design is unusually sideways with two scenes, one scene with two kilted men with three diminutive male figures between them, surmounted by a winged solar-disc, the second scene showing a standing winged deity holding up a rod in one hand, flanked by two recumbent zebus and a hare(?), with three rosettes in the field
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) high
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