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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects
- bibliography and image source:
Frankfort, Henri: Stratified Cylinder Seals from the Diyala Region.
Oriental Institute Publications 72. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, no. 478.
- copyright for image:
University of Chicago
• museum number: IM15618|
• excavation number: As. 32:738
• provenience: Tell Asmar
• dimension(s) (in cm):
3.2 x 2.2
• material: gray stone
• date: Akkadian (ca. 2300 - 2200 BC)
Two gods spearing four-legged, seven-headed Hydra, four of whose heads hang dead and three still live and show projecting forked tongues. Six tongues of flame arise from monster's back; two worshippers; star in field.
• status: feared to be stolen
revised: April 14, 2008 10:25:31
created: March 30, 2004
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