A superbly engraved Hematite cylinder seal, provincial Babylonian seal, carved in Syria, dating 1900-1700 BC.
Two males, one in Babylonian robe face r. In front of them, a winged beast with paws raised and facing right. Before it, two deer facing vis-á-vis below and a double-headed eagle with wing open faces forward above.
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An important rare cylinder seal, dating to the 3rd. millenium BC.
The seal is very large and thus massive, since this seal belongs to a group of very thick seals with a lot of space for the carver. Interesting scene of fights between demons / gods and wild animals. There's a demon holding a knife, finishing off what looks like a little stagg. There's also a 'Master of animals' holding horned animal ...click for details