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Cylinder seal and modern impression: man spearing bull; griffin demon; deities above

Period:
Old Syrian
Date:
ca. 1820–1730 B.C.
Geography:
Syria
Medium:
Hematite
Dimensions:
0.8 in. (2.03 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.192.8
Not on view
By 1983, collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1985, gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York.
Annual Report of the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 116 (July 1, 1985 - June 30, 1986), p. 16.

Pittman, Holly, in collaboration with Joan Aruz. 1987. Ancient Art in Miniature: Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 48, p. 65.
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