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    Akkadian Cylinder Seal
    Sumer, Mesopotamia.
    Ca. 2400-2200 B.C.
    1-1/4"L., 13/16"D.
    Cream stone cylinder engraved with two royal combat scenes. One royal composite bearded deity, or hero, with tail and horse legs grapples with a couchant lion, the other bearded king deity wearing horned headdress grapples with a rearing ibex and a small figure stands between them, both deities face outward. A multiple lined inscription above a small profiled animal separates the pairs. Slight rougness beneath lion, else excellent condition. Impression included.




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    March, 2008
    19th Wednesday
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