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Cylinder seal of Pu-abi - British Museum

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Cylinder seal of Pu-abi, c. 2600 B.C.E., lapis lazuli, 4.9 x 2.6 cm, from Ur

© Trustees of the British Museum


Lady Layard's Cylinder Seal Necklace

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Lady Layard's Jewellery

Mesopotamian

Various dates between about 2200 and 350 BC

 

Made from ancient cylinder seals

 

This necklace, bracelet and two earrings belonged to Lady Enid Layard, the wife of one of the first excavators of ancient Assyria, Henry Layard.

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Cylinder seal Met Museum 2

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Cylinder Seal with Kneeling Nude Heroes, c. 2220-2159 B.C.E., Akkadian (Metropolitan Museum of Art) Cylinder Seal (with modern impression), showing Kneeling Nude Heroes, c. 2220-2159 B.C.E., Akkadian

(The Metropolitan Museum of Art)


Cylinder seal Met Museum

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Cylinder Seal (with modern impression), royal worshipper before a god on a throne with bull's legs; human-headed bulls below, c. 1820-1730 B.C.E. (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)