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The Cyrus Cylinder from Ancient Babylon and the Beginning of the Persian Empire

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Horse blinker with a seated sphinx wearing a uraeus and sun-disk headdress

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 8th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
4.13 x 7.32 in. (10.49 x 18.59 cm)
Classification:
Ivory/Bone-Equestrian-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1954
Accession Number:
54.117.1
324322

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