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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Culture:Assyrian
Title:Gem
Date Made:100[0?]-600 BCE
Materials:serpentine, cylindrical shape
Place Made:from Nineveh?
Measurements:Overall: 1 1/16 in x 1/2 in; 2.7 cm x 1.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC SEAL.XX.8
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Description:
Within top and bottom border lines, naked kneeling hero, Merakach, shoots a griffin, Tiamat; between them, star over Kteis

Tags:
ancient; gemstones; heroes; violence

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