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Cylinder Seal: Presentation Scene; Stags

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A king in a round cap and fringed robe, one hand raised, approaches the Storm God, who holds a lightning bolt and steps on a bull; suppliant goddess with clasped hands behind the king; the bird, Egyptian ankh symbol, human head, and rampant lion are later Syrian additions.
Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art & Numismatics Marcopoli collection Aleppo (by 1984). McLendon collection (by 1993) sold; [through Christie's New York June 14 1993 lot 147] sold; to Harvard University Art Museums 1993. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum Marian H. Phinney Fund
Title: Cylinder Seal: Presentation Scene; Stags
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A king in a round cap and fringed robe, one hand raised, approaches the Storm God, who holds a lightning bolt and steps on a bull; suppliant goddess with clasped hands behind the king; the bird, Egyptian ankh symbol, human head, and rampant lion are later Syrian additions.

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