Lion Griffins Attacking Bull

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yellowish chert
Overall: 15/16 × 7/16 in. (2.4 × 1.2 cm)
Morgan Seal 594
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Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908
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"Dating of 594 in the fourteenth century is indicated by its similarity to a seal impression of that time (Weber 316a). In each instance a decorative motif is formed by using the wings of the lion-griffins to frame a palmette tree. In the scene of the impression the shoulder feathers of the lion-griffin's wings are indicated by drillings. This distinctive detail (which appears to derive from Mitannian designs), though it is lacking in 594, does appear in 595." Porada, CANES, p. 68

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Two lion-griffins attacking bull between them -- Terminal: palmette tree.

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