Bearded Hero with Daggers

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red-and-gray jasper
Overall: 1 1/8 × 1/2 in. (2.9 × 1.2 cm)
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
Morgan Seal 597
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Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908
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"Palm trees marked with volutes are found in 596 and 597. This use of volutes recalls Mitannian designs, though in the latter the tree as a whole always conveys an impression of artificiality, whereas on the Middle Assyrian seals it has the appearance of a natural tree merely ornamented with metal bands." Porada, CANES, p. 69

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Bearded hero (full face), dagger in each hand, standing between two ibexes that jump away from him, each toward tree that is flanked by them as scene repeats.

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