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Cylinder Seal with Lion Hunt Scene, 900 - 600 BCE

  • Assyrian, Mesopotamian

Chlorite

  • Overall: 7/8 × 7/16 inches (2.2 × 1.1 cm)

Gift of Frederick Stearns

90.1S11566

On View

  • Ancient Middle East Gallery

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Stars
  • Linear island style
  • Chlorite
  • Globes (lighting device components)
  • Hunter
  • Seal
  • Cylindrical
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Lion
  • Moon

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.