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A marble cylinder seal with frieze; accompanied by an old scholarly note, typed by W.G. Lambert, late Professor of Assyriology, University of Birmingham, 1970-1993, which states: 'Cylinder seal of white marble, 28 x 20 mm. Design: a standing hero with spikey hair is defending two horned animals being attacked by two lions. A second such hero is grappling with a monster with long plait.


Akkadian: Circa 2400-2200 BC.


Condition very good save for chipped edges.'

Very Good. Height 28 mms (1.1 ins)


From an important family collection, examined by Professor Wilfrid George Lambert FBA (1926-2011), historian, archaeologist, and specialist in Assyriology and Near Eastern archaeology, in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Akkadian cylinder seal with combat scene: Circa 2300 BC.

SKU: K134

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