CDLI Seals 007489 (physical) (P474266)Administrative Cylinder seal excavated in Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar), dated to the Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK
Cylinder seal Artifact type comments:
- Material: Metamorphic rock > Lapis lazuli
- Measurements (mm): 35.0 high × 20.5 wide
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- Condition Description:
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- Seal no.: S007489
- Seal information:
engraved with contest scene - bull-man (full-face) in conflict with a lion. Antithetical group consisting of two bearded heroes (full-face) in the centre, who are naked except for a triple belt and who are protecting or are in conflict with, respectively, a human-headed bull (full-face) and a bull. One side has been filed down so that part of the bull-man and one leg of the bull are no longer visible. At the top the perforation is surrounded by a deep groove.
primary: WAS II, 024[Collon1982WASII] Collon, Dominique. 1982. Akkadian, Post Akkadian, Ur III Periods. Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum, II.
history: UE 2, no. 313[Woolley1934UE2] Woolley, C. Leonard. 1934. The Royal Cemetery: A Report on the Predynastic and Sargonic Graves Excavated between 1926 and 1931. Ur Excavations, vol. 2.
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- Museum No.: BM 121566d
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- Provenience: Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
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- Excavation No: U 09813
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- Period: Old Akkadian (ca. 2340-2200 BC)
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- Accounting Period: 0
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