Monday, 23 December 2019

Cylinder seal with monster

In this post I will explain why I am soooo tired of academics with no imagination...

"Cylinder seal with monster" 😞 ca. 11th–9th century B.C. Elamite (Iran) . From Met museum.  


Elam was a Bronze Age civilisation that flourished on the territory of today's Iran between 2700 – 539 BC... 


These are date palms, one of the most important agricultural crops in Mediterranean, North Africa and Middle East...Including Iran (Elam)... 


Date harvest season in Iran starts at the end of August, beginning of September... 



Which is right when Eurasian lions (now extinct since early 20th century) mating season used to start in Iran...



Right after zodiac symbol of Leo ends. As I postulated in the above article, Zodiac Leo is where it is because European Lions, extinct since Ancient Greek time, probably mated in Europe in August...I talked about this in my post "Entemena vase".

Anyway. 

So the "Cylinder seal with a monster" 🙂 is actually "Cylinder seal with a lion and a date palm" which marks the beginning of the date palm harvest in Elam. As the old Elamite children song says: "When lions start to mate, it's time to harvest date" 🙂

Which is what the human figure standing next to the date palm is doing. Harvesting dates...

Is this so difficult to see?

1 comment:

  1. Eurasian lions still alive in India with population growing

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