Hero Grasping Lions Standing on Kneeling Bulls

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rock crystal
Overall: 1 1/16 × 1/2 in. (2.7 × 1.3 cm)
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Morgan Seal 592
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908

Cylinder chipped.


Center: hero grasping lion at either side, each lion on back of kneeling bull; above each lion, bird of prey; below first lion, kneeling antelope; over whole group, winged sun disk -- Terminal: bird of prey between female sphinx and griffin, each monster resting hind foot on one lion of main motif, other hind foot on small antelope, while forefeet of both monsters rest on crown of palmette tree.