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Gift of Frederick Stearns
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Probably Dr. F. D. Shepard (Aintab, Turkey)
1885-1895, purchased by Frederick Stearns [1831-1907] (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
October 1, 1897-present, gift to the Detroit Museum of Art (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Meerchyad, Lina. "Ancient Mesopotamian Seals in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts," Bulletin of the DIA 90, no. 1/4 (2016): p. 70, no. 13.
Assyrian, Mesopotamian, Cylinder Seal with Lion Hunt Scene, 900 - 600 BCE, chlorite. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Frederick Stearns, 90.1S11566.