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King Standing on Sphinxes and Holding a Lion in Each Hand; Palm Tree with Winged Sun Disk Above
Cylinder seal and impression
Persia, Achaemenid period
(ca.550–330 B.C.)
Agate
32 x 15 mm
Seal no. 824

Four Rows of Striding Boars
Cylinder sea and impressionl
Persia, Achaemenid period
(ca. 550–330 B.C.)
Rock crystal
30 x 13 mm
Seal no. 836

Striding Bull
Cylinder seal and impression
Persia, Achaemenid period
(ca. 550–330 B.C.)
Chalcedony
25 x 13 mm
Seal no. 837

Foundation Figure of a Kneeling God Holding a Peg
Mesopotamia, period of Gudea (ca. 2144–2124 b.c.); copper
Height: ca. 19.5 cm
Purchase: AZ 145

One-Eyed Hero with Lions Flanked by Enclosures
Iran (?) (ca. 3100 B.C.)
50 x 40 mm
Seal No. 4

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