13 June 2000
EIGHT MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEALS
circa 2800-2500 b.c.
Including three Early Dynastic I seals, one of serpentine with a series of hatchings and lozenges, a loop above, a similar device on the bottom; one of burned chalcedony with a three-petalled floral between two pairs of arches; and one of white marble with three recumbent ibexes with long arching horns; two Early Dynastic II seals, one of white marble with two heroes grappling lions and bulls; and one of gray marble with a similar scene; and three Early Dynastic III white marble seals, one with a hero before a stag and a two headed lion-man; one with heroes and bulls combating; and one with a hero before a combating stag and lion
13/8 in. (3.5 cm) high for the largest (8)
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