13 June 2000
AN AKKADIAN ROCK CRYSTAL CYLINDER SEAL
circa 2400-2200 b.c.
Engraved with two combat scenes, one with a bearded hero and a lion attacking a bull, the bull inverted, the hero stepping on its head and grasping the hind-legs and tail, the lion holding his flanks, the other scene with a hero, his face depicted frontally, combating a lion, the lion grasping the hero's right ankle, the hero holding the lion's tail, a diminutive deity below an uninscribed panel as the terminal
11/3 in. (3.4 cm) high
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