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Fara-Ur I period : Cylinder seals and impressions, c. 2900-2460 BC

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dc.contributor.authorStrommenger, Eva
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialMesopotamia (Ur, Iraq)
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T04:53:15Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T04:53:15Z
dc.date.created1964
dc.identifierANUA 682-4124
dc.identifier.otherWA-40
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/201419
dc.descriptionTop left : White limestone cylinder seal of Meskalamdu(g) phase, c. 2685(?)-2645 BC from Royal Cemetery at Ur, grave PG 1586, h : 4 cm (British Museum)
dc.descriptiontwo intercrossed lions slaying goats attached by panther & curly-headed hero. Top right : Ur I (c. 2645-2460 BC) phase lapis lazuli seal, h : 2.5 cm (Munich)
dc.descriptiontypical example of final phase of Early Dynastic "band of figures", with elements now side by side, not overlapping. Bottom left : Lapis lazuli cylinder seal with mythological representation, probably from Ur, h : 4.1 cm (British Museum)
dc.description2 wild bulls on either side of plant growing from mountain are threatened by an Im-dugud, himself attacked by a bull-man and a hero
dc.descriptionthe lower row contains bulls, goats with curved horns, a stag and a bird of prey. Bottom right : Lapis lazuli seal with drinking scene from Royal Cemetery at Ur, grave of Pu-abi (or Shub-ad)
dc.descriptionaccording to the inscription, Queen Pu-abi was the owner of the seal
dc.descriptionritual banquets such as here depicted very common in ancient Western Asiatic art, particularly in Early Dynastic times
dc.descriptionthey were an essential part of certain ceremonies.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectMesopotamia : Eridu-'Ubaid period, Early Sumerian period, Fara-Ur I period, Imperial Akkadian period
dc.subjectseals
dc.subjectstone
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleFara-Ur I period : Cylinder seals and impressions, c. 2900-2460 BC
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource : Eva Strommenger, The Art of Mesopotamia, translated by Christina Haglund, London, Thames & Hudson, 1964, Illustration 64
dc.date.updated2020-02-06T04:53:15Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2020
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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