Silk Road Collection
West Asia

The Cylinder Seal The Picture of Heros Fighting

  • West Asia
  • Mesopotamia
  • around 2200 BC
  • Akkad
  • stone
  • 2.8cm in height

In ancient Mesopotamia, contracts or regulations were written in cuneiform form on clay-plate documents, then wrapped in clay, and sealed with a seal on the outside. Cylinder seals are similar to roller postmarks. They are seals with patterns appearing after rotating on clay. Cylindrical gems are engraved with continuous lines. Here is the picture of the fight between the hero and the lion and human-faced bull.