13 June 2000
SEVEN NEO-ASSYRIAN CYLINDER SEALS
circa 9th-8th century b.c.
Including one of black serpentine with an archer aiming at a leaping feline; one of black steatite with a winged deity lifting two goats by their hind-legs, the bronze pin still preserved; one of black steatite with a winged deity pursuing an animal, the terminal with a sacred tree; one of red jasper with a bearded figure before a herd of goats, one goat rearing, another nursing, a sketched scene of a bearded nude man penetrating another man from behind who is bending forward and looking back as the terminal; one of black serpentine with two standing figures, their arms raised, an altar between them; together with a Middle Elamite black steatite seal with a standing worshipper before an altar, with two winged bird-headed figures oriented horizontally, seated beneath a tree; and a Neo-Sumerian black steatite seal with two worshippers before a seated figure, an inscription as the terminal
1½ in. (3.8 cm) high for the largest (7)
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