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Artist
Anonymous (Mesopotamia)
Title
Cylinder Seal with Human-Headed Griffin Attacking a Horse
Description
English: This seal, depicting a human-headed griffin attacking a horse, has the detailed modeling of musculature characteristic of Middle Assyrian period art. The use of an empty background highlights the drama of the contest and marks a turning point in Assyrian art later expressed on a large scale in carved palace reliefs. The cuneiform inscription records the owner's name: "seal of Silliya."
Date between 1400 and 1200 BC
date QS:P,-1500-00-00T00:00:00Z/6,P1319,-1400-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,-1200-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
(Middle Assyrian)
Medium incised violet and white stone
Dimensions 3.9 × 1.5 cm (1.5 × 0.5 in) (h. x diam.)
Accession number
42.444
place of creation Mesopotamia
Object history
  • Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]
  • Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941
  • Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase
Credit line Acquired by Henry Walters
Inscriptions [Translation] seal of Silliya
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