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Medium:
Chlorite or serpentinite
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 3.2 × 2 cm (1 1/4 × 13/16 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
Iraq
Date:
ca. 2250-2150 BCE
Period:
Akkadian period
Description:
Cylinder seal with a context scene. From left to right: A human-headed bull figure is represented fighting against a lion and following is another human-headed bull figure holding a standard.
Provenance:
From prior to 1973 to 1999
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick, Chevy Chase, Maryland, acquired by Dr. Leonard Gorelick before 1973. [1]
From 1999
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick, Chevy Chase, Maryland. [2]
Notes:
[1] See Curatorial Remark 6 in the object record.
[2] See Deed of Gift, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick
Topic:
serpentinite  Search this
chlorite  Search this
Iraq  Search this
star  Search this
worshiper  Search this
priest  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Akkadian period (2350-2150 BCE)  Search this
cylinder seal  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick
Accession Number:
F1999.6.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
The Ancient Near East Seal Collection
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3403a2fbc-da0a-4a3e-97f7-91572e5868ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1999.6.18