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Important large Mesopotamian cylinder seal, Early Dynastic!Important large Mesopotamian cylinder seal, Early Dynastic!Important large Mesopotamian cylinder seal, Early Dynastic!Important large Mesopotamian cylinder seal, Early Dynastic!Important large Mesopotamian cylinder seal, Early Dynastic!

Sumerian Early Dynastic IIIa cylinder seal, dating circa 2600-2500 B.C.

Size: 3,9 x 2,1 cm.

The rampant animals comprising two crossed lions each attacking a horned animal, the spotted leopard at right joining in the attack.

According to Dominique Collon the leopard appears in the contest scenes only very briefly. “The leopard was only popular on seals towards the middle of the 3rd millennium BC as a participant in contest scenes.” (Collon 1987).

Published in Erik. K. Rasmussen, The cylinder seal as an objet d’art, Copenhagen 2010, seal no. 8.

Item ID: 1321986

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Important large Mesopotamian cylinder seal, Early Dynastic!

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