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Title: Nergal and the Babylonian Cyclops
Author(s): GEORGE, A.R.
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 69    Issue: 5-6   Date: 2012   
Pages: 421-425
DOI: 10.2143/BIOR.69.5.2967224

Abstract :
The cyclops or monoculus is not a regular feature of ancient Mesopotamian art. Isolated examples occur in scenes with wild animals on third-millennium cylinder seals. The most prominent example, however, appears on an early second-millennium clay plaque from the Larsa-period Sîn temple in Khafaje (Khafajah), ancient Tutub on the Diyala river just east of Baghdad.

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