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Cylinder seal

Neo-Assyrian Linear Style. Winged bird-headed griffin attacks ostrich; star and crescent in field above.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer. (Accession Date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Assyrian, Neo-Assyrian, 883–612 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Object Place

Mesopotamia

Accession Number

65.1519

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals