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A winged horse at Tell Tweini : an exceptional Middle Assyrian cylinder seal

(2019) AKKADICA. 140(2). p.149-160
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A rare, high quality cylinder seal bearing the depiction of a hero fighting a winged horse/Pegasus' was discovered within an Iron Age II context at the A Field of Tell Tweini(1). This floor deposit comprised an assemblage of artefacts consisting of two cylinder seals, one stamp seal, five beads and a large quantity of pottery. Based on recently published parallels from Assur - in motif and style - and according to the comparative chronological categorization the Tweini seal can be dated to the 13th century BC, probably to the reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I (ca. 1243-1207 BC). This period is well attested in the rich archaeological record of Level 7 - Late Bronze Age II at Tweini. Since the floor deposit including this cylinder seal was dated to Level 6AB - Iron Age II, the seal consequently appears to have been kept over a long period.
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Archaeology, Levant, Assyria, Glyptic, Teil Tweini, Winged horse, Middle Assyrian, Iconography

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Bretschneider, Joachim, and Greta Jans. “A Winged Horse at Tell Tweini : An Exceptional Middle Assyrian Cylinder Seal.” AKKADICA, vol. 140, no. 2, 2019, pp. 149–60.
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Bretschneider, J., & Jans, G. (2019). A winged horse at Tell Tweini : an exceptional Middle Assyrian cylinder seal. AKKADICA, 140(2), 149–160.
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Bretschneider, Joachim, and Greta Jans. 2019. “A Winged Horse at Tell Tweini : An Exceptional Middle Assyrian Cylinder Seal.” AKKADICA 140 (2): 149–60.
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Bretschneider, Joachim, and Greta Jans. 2019. “A Winged Horse at Tell Tweini : An Exceptional Middle Assyrian Cylinder Seal.” AKKADICA 140 (2): 149–160.
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Bretschneider J, Jans G. A winged horse at Tell Tweini : an exceptional Middle Assyrian cylinder seal. AKKADICA. 2019;140(2):149–60.
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J. Bretschneider and G. Jans, “A winged horse at Tell Tweini : an exceptional Middle Assyrian cylinder seal,” AKKADICA, vol. 140, no. 2, pp. 149–160, 2019.
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  abstract     = {A rare, high quality cylinder seal bearing the depiction of a hero fighting a winged horse/Pegasus' was discovered within an Iron Age II context at the A Field of Tell Tweini(1). This floor deposit comprised an assemblage of artefacts consisting of two cylinder seals, one stamp seal, five beads and a large quantity of pottery.
Based on recently published parallels from Assur - in motif and style - and according to the comparative chronological categorization the Tweini seal can be dated to the 13th century BC, probably to the reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I (ca. 1243-1207 BC). This period is well attested in the rich archaeological record of Level 7 - Late Bronze Age II at Tweini. Since the floor deposit including this cylinder seal was dated to Level 6AB - Iron Age II, the seal consequently appears to have been kept over a long period.},
  author       = {Bretschneider, Joachim and Jans, Greta},
  issn         = {1378-5087},
  journal      = {AKKADICA},
  keywords     = {Archaeology,Levant,Assyria,Glyptic,Teil Tweini,Winged horse,Middle Assyrian,Iconography},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {149--160},
  title        = {A winged horse at Tell Tweini : an exceptional Middle Assyrian cylinder seal},
  volume       = {140},
  year         = {2019},
}

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