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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Mesopotamian, Akkadian period
Title:Cylinder seal
Date Made:2300–2100 BCE
Type:Tool - Communication
Materials:black serpentine, cylindrical
Place Made:from Nineveh
Measurements:Overall: 7/8 in x 1/2 in; 2.2 cm x 1.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC SEAL.XX.14
Credit Line:Collection of the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
Heraldic arrangement of motive of lion pulling down deer, branch and star in field

Label Text:
Two symmetrically arranged groups of lion attacking deer; branch and star between fighting pairs.

Tags:
ancient; seals; animals; violence

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