Mesopotamian cylinder seal

Description
The image on this seal shows a kneeling hero clasping the foreleg of a horned animal with his left hand, and holding its muzzle in his right. There is a star above the group.
Accession Loan No.
86/1966/S11
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
Mesopotamian cylinder seal
Simple Name
seal
Full Name
cylinder seal
Dimensions
whole height 23 mm; whole diameter 10 mm
Cultural Group
Mesopotamia
Period Classification
Middle Assyro-Babylonian - 1150-750 BC
Production Year Low
-934
Production Year High
-608
Family Group

Material
carnelian
Function Name
identifying/ trading/ protecting
Function Detail
for identification, to authenticate documents; to seal tablets and envelopes giving details of consignments of goods, agreements, identified ownership; to secure doors and containers; of decorative, amuletic value
Collection Town
Lagash (city state)
Collection Country
Iraq
Collection Area Region
Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Collection Continent
Asia

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