A cylinder seal of limestone, Mesopotamia, Neo-Assyrian, Linear Style, 9th-8th century BC. A combat scene with a hero taking a wide step up and forward, wielding a curved weapon, the rampant lion arches and faces backwards towards his attacker. Exhibited 1988, The New Jersey Museum of Archaeology. "Miniscule Monuments of Ancient Art". From the Virginia E. Bailey Collection. Illustrated in museum catalogue as seal no.103. Rare.
Length: 22 mmm
Width: 10 mm