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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2000.194.24
Title
Cylinder Seal with Animals and Figure
Classification
Seals
Work Type
seal
Date
883-612 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Mesopotamia
Period
Neo-Assyrian period
Culture
Neo-Assyrian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/169308
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Chalcedony
Dimensions
1.9 x 1.1 cm (3/4 x 7/16 in.)
Provenance
Hans Silvius von Aulock, Istanbul; sold [through Christie's, New York, June 13, 2000, no.546] to Harvard University Art Museums.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Leslie Cheek, Jr. and Purchase through the generosity of Sol Rabin and the Marian H. Phinney Fund
Accession Year
2000
Object Number
2000.194.24
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A bearded worshipper in a long robe stands to the side of a stylized tree; a winged disc appears above the tree with a bust of the god Ashur. To the side is a winged mythical creature with a bearded human head, and a winged, bearded demon in a long, open-front robe. Star, crescent, and two intertwined snakes (?) are in terminal field.

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