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Cylinder seal: ANE.24.1946

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Current Location: Gallery 23

Description

Cylinder seal. The upper register shows an eagle with outstretched wings clutching two goats. The lower register shows gazelles being attacked by lions. Two of the gazelles are placed on either side of a six-pointed star.

Measurements and weight

Length: 0.0415 m

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

Early Dynastic
Circa -2600 BCE - -2340 BCE

Materials used in production

Shell core

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Identification numbers

Accession number: ANE.24.1946
Primary reference Number: 88925
Oldadmincategory: O
Oldobjectnumber: WAE.24.1946
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 December 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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