Cylinder seal and modern impression: rampant lions over grazing ram
ca. 13th century B.C.
1.26 in. (3.2 cm)
Gift of The Right Reverend Paul Moore Jr., 1985
Not on view
By the 1930s, collection of Mrs. William H. Moore, New York (until d. 1955); from 1955, on loan to the Museum by her grandson, The Right Reverend Paul Moore, Jr.; acquired by the Museum in 1985, gift of The Right Reverend Paul Moore, Jr., New York.
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