Cylinder Seal with Winged Genius and Human-headed Bulls

Blue chalcedony | 4 x 4cm | c. 700 B.C.

Assyria (Iraq)

This seal shows an Assyrian winged genius between rampant, winged, human-headed bulls. All wear the horned headdress of deities and supernatural beings, and have long curled hair and beards. These semi-divine beings frequently appear on bas-reliefs (...
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