Hero fighting winged bull

Object no. S01234
Description of the seal image A bearded hero wearing a belted tunic grasps a foreleg of a rampant, winged bull with his left hand and holds a sickle sword (scimitar) in his lowered right hand. Between the two figures, there is a fish, while behind them, an eight-rayed star above a globe and an unidentified symbol.
Figures, motifs/symbols - fish
- globe
- hero: wearing a belted tunic; with a sickle sword (scimitar) in his lowered right hand
- star: eight-rayed
- unidentifed symbol
- winged bull: rampant, winged
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Musée historique et archéologique de l’Orléanais
Museum Number C.341
Condition, shape worn
Culture / Production Place Neo-Assyrian
Provenance said to be from Mesopotamia; sent by the missionary Father Lhuillier; collection assembled by abbé Desroches
First Occurrence around 1884 (Desroches Collection)
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 18, d: 9
Material and features N/A
Style linear
Scene contest

Delaporte 1909, 96 no. 23.

Delaporte, L.: "Les cylindres orientaux du Musée historique de l’Orléanais". In: Hilprecht Anniversary Volume: Studies in Assyriology and Archaeology Dedicated to Hermann V. Hilprecht upon the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of His Doctorate and His Fiftieth Birthday (July 28) by his Colleagues, Friends and Admirers. Leipzig, 1909, 83–100.

Object history
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