13 June 2000
SIX SYRIAN CYLINDER SEALS
circa early 3rd millennium-early 1st millennium b.c.
Of haematite and black steatite, one engraved with two female figures in tightly-fitted sheaths on either side of a male figure, a guilloche between a sphinx and two ibexes as the terminal; one with a battle between a winged deity and a horned deity, an onlooker to one side; one with three registers of animals, a guilloche at the center; one with an ibex-headed figure following a large human figure, and a man holding a goat, the terminal with a guilloche between a sphinx and a griffin; one with a figure before a rearing ibex; and one with two figures around a sacred tree
1 in. (2.5 cm) high for the largest (6)
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