Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cylinder seal and modern impression: ostrich, ibex, and fish

Period:
Neo-Assyrian
Date:
ca. 9th–8th century B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)
Culture:
Assyrian
Medium:
Steatite, copper
Dimensions:
1.38 in. (3.51 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.27.8
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.
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.
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