Winged hero with scimitar attacking griffin

between 701 B.C. and 601 B.C.
dark-grey chert
24 x 9 mm
Morgan Seal 750
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.

"The earlier group (747-752), comprising cylinders for which a Neo-Babylonian classification is suggested, seems to reflect influence of the Middle Assyrian modeled style, while the later group (753-769) illustrates the specific character of the Neo-Assyrian modeled style of the late eighth and of the seventh century B.C., though in some cases a seal included in this grouping may have been made in Babylonia."--Porada, CANES, p. 90
Cylinder damaged.


Winged hero with scimitar attacking griffin, rhomb before latter -- Terminal: crescent, seven globes, sitting dog, one above other.

Southern Mesopotamia.