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Lion Attacking Mouflon
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Middle Assyrian period
(ca. 13th century B.C.)
Banded agate
28 x 12 mm
Seal no. 602

Lion Attacking Stag Before Tree on Mountain
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Middle Assyrian period
(ca. thirteenth century B.C.)
Chert
30 x 13 mm
Seal no. 603

Lion Attacking Bull
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Middle Assyrian period
(ca.thirteenth century B.C.)
Jasper
31 x 15 mm
Seal no.604

A Winged Hero Pursuing Two Ostriches
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Middle Assyrian period
(ca. 1250–1150 B.C.)
Marble
31 x 14 mm
Seal no. 606

Inscription abraded in antiquity.

Winged Lion Griffin Attacked by Hero over Kneeling Calf
Cylinder seal
Mesopotamia, Middle Assyrian period
(ca.twelfth/eleventh century B.C.)
Carnelian
32 x 13 mm
Seal no. 607

Griffin Fighting Griffin Demon Armend with Dagger for Small Calf Below
Cylinder seal
Mesopotamia, Middle Assyrian period
(ca.twelfth/eleventh century B.C.)
Chalcedony
42 x 16.5 mm
Seal no. 608

Griffin Demon Tearing Branch from Tree
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Middle Assyrian period
(ca. twelfth/eleventh century B.C.)
Sard
38 x 15 mm
Seal no. 609

Charging Bull with Rosettte, Constellation Above
Cylinder seal and impression
Mesopotamia, Neo-Assyrian period
(ca.1049–609 B.C.)
Serpentine
15.5 x 9 mm
Seal no. 635

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