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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mesopotamian, Early Dynastic period
Title:Cylinder seal
Date Made:2500–2300 BCE
Materials:white marble, cylindrical
Place Made:from Nineveh?
Measurements:Overall: 1 in x 5/8 in; 2.5 cm x 1.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC SEAL.XX.20
Credit Line:Mead Art Museum Collection
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Description:
Izdubar (the Chaldean Nimrod) fights a buffalo and his friend the satyr Heabame fights a lion. Surface worn.
With late-19th-century(?) red wax impression

Label Text:
Bull-man fighting lion and man fighting horned animal; perhaps related to myth of Gilgamesh and Enkidu.

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