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2334-2000 BC. A lapis lazuli cylinder seal with two registers separated by a trilinear band; in the upper, two 'bull-men' looking over their shoulders as each are attacked by a rampant lion, the right one is pulled back by its mane and tail by a naked bearded hero, standing between two long daggers; in the lower: a pair of rearing water buffalos with back facing each other, are attacked by a rampant lion, the right one is pulled back by its tail by a naked bearded hero. Cf. Boehmer, R. M. Die Entwicklung der Glyptik während de Akkad-Zeit, Berlin 1965, fig.101 (to the upper register) and 202 (to the lower register).3.44 grams, 26mm (1"). From a North London private collection; acquired before 1990.

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Very fine condition.

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Old Akkadian Cylinder Seal with Contest Scenes

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