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Cylinder seals with impressions, from Mesopotamia. Top: seal made from marble depicting a hero in battle with animals. Early Dynastic Period, 2500-2350 BC; Centre: seal made from Lapis Lazuli depicting a battle between gods. Early Akkadian Period, 2350-2250 BC; Bottom: seal made from metadiorite, depicting a snake god and other deities with snake, scorpion and goat features. Akkadian Period, 2350-2150 BC.

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Cylinder seals with impressions, from Mesopotamia. Top: seal made from marble depicting a hero in battle with animals. Early Dynastic Period, 2500-2350 BC; Centre: seal made from Lapis Lazuli depicting a battle between gods. Early Akkadian Period, 2350-2250 BC; Bottom: seal made from metadiorite, depicting a snake god and other deities with snake, scorpion and goat features. Akkadian Period, 2350-2150 BC.