between 701 B.C. and 601 B.C.
mottled white-and-green siliceous stone
33 x 16 mm
Morgan Seal 757
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
Hero grasping two male sphinxes -- In field: cross topped by globe; rhomb -- Terminal: plant.