13 June 2000
EIGHT NEAR EASTERN CYLINDER SEALS
circa 9th-8th century b.c.
Including seven Neo-Assyrian seals, one of black serpentine (worn) engraved with four standing figures; one of brown serpentine with a seated figure and a standing figure raising their arms before an altar with a round basin on top, a bird above; one of black serpentine with an archer aiming at a winged horse; one of black serpentine with a large and a small goat, a winged sun-disk above; one of black serpentine with an archer and a winged bearded sphinx; one of gray serpentine with a winged horse and a winged griffin; and one of greenish serpentine (damaged) also with an archer pursuing a winged bearded sphinx; together with an Elamite dark steatite seal with two rearing lions combating a goat, a figure watching from afar, with an inverted scene of a winged monster attacking a dog-headed figure
16 in. (3.3 cm) high for the largest (8)
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