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Neo-Assyrian Cut Style. Contest scene. A four winged hero or genius holds on each side a lion by one front leg. Below the lower pair of wings emerge two zig-zag lines from the rump of the hero. At the end of the scene is a crescent and below it an eight-pointed star. At top and bottom single...

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Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.* (Accession date: April 2, 1936) *40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

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

Object Place

Assyria

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .36 x .15 mm.

Accession Number

36.195

Medium or Technique

Pransem

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals