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Man Prodding Ox Pulling Plow, Astral Symbol Above
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Neo-Assyrian period
(ca.1049–609 B.C.)
Serpentine
37 x 16.5 mm
Seal no. 653

Two Figures Attacking Bearded Hero with Curls, Perhaps the Heroes Gilgamesh and Enkindu Slaying the Giant Humbaba
Cylinder seal
Mesopotamia, Neo-Assyrian period
(ca.1049–609B.C.)
Serpentine
35.5 x 15.5 mm
Seal no. 686

God Astride Bullheaded Dragon and Aiming Star-Studded Bow at Lion Griffin
Cylinder seal
Mesopotamia, Neo-Assyrian period
(ca.1049–609B.C.)
Steatite
37 x 15 mm
Seal no. 689

Goddess with Ring and Scimitar on Star-Studded Throne over Lion (?); Worshiper Facing Armed God Standing on Bull
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Neo-Assyrian period
(ca.1049–609 B.C.)
Chalcedony
34 x 16 mm
Seal no. 694

Archer Attacking a Lion Griffin, Tree with Winged Sun Disk Above
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Neo-Assyrian period
(ca.1049–609 B.C.)
Chalcedony
27 x 13 mm
Seal no. 719

A Winged Hero Contesting with a Lion for a Bull
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Neo-Babylonian period
(ca.1000–539B.C.)
Carnelian
38.5 x 18 mm
Seal no. 747

Hero Grasping Two Male Sphinxes
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Neo-Babylonian period
(ca.1000–539 B.C.)
Siliceous stone
33 x 16 mm
Seal no. 757

Hero Grasping Two Struggling Birds and Stepping on a Third Bird
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Neo-Babylonian period
(ca.1000–539 B.C.)
Chalcedony
24 x 12 mm
Seal no. 764

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