Cylinder seal and modern impression: ostrich, ibex, and fish
ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
1.38 in. (3.51 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1957
Not on view
1956, excavated by Max Mallowan, on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; ceded in the division of finds to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; acquired by the Museum in 1957, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
“Agatha Christie and Archaeology.” Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal, Canada, December 7, 2015–April 1, 2016.
Neumann, Kiersten. 2014. “Resurrected and Reevaluated: The Neo-Assyrian Temple as a Ritualized and Ritualizing Built Environment.” Ph.D. diss., Berkeley: University of California, p. 91.